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500+ Mayors Eager to Put Inflation Reduction Act to Work

Climate Mayors, a group of over 500 mayors across the United States working to save their cities and the rest of civilization from climate change, says the Inflation Reduction Act will “reduce pollution, create jobs, and build clean, affordable infrastructure“:

While we await bold federal climate action, our cities, frontline communities, and other overburdened communities have had their lives, livelihoods, and homes threatened by the impacts of the climate crisis. This landmark piece of legislation will finally provide local leaders with the resources and tools to implement cleaner, more sustainable, and more equitable climate solutions. Cities have made tremendous climate progress in recent years but we can only go so far – this legislation will ensure our country delivers on our climate commitments to the American people and the world.

Passing legislation in Congress remains the surest and most durable path to giving local communities the necessary support to reduce pollution, create jobs, and build clean, affordable infrastructure.

Any delay in the passage of the IRA will only exacerbate the problems our cities face because of the climate crisis. We cannot let this opportunity for tangible climate action pass us by [Climate Mayors leadership, open letter to Congressional leaders, retrieved 2022.08.10].

Climate Mayors still has no participants from South Dakota, not to mention no members of Congress interested in saving the economy or the planet.

7 Comments

  1. P. Aitch 2022-08-10 08:00

    Governor Noem: Glad to see you’re doing such a good job enticing computer chip production in SD.

  2. cibvet 2022-08-10 09:57

    You would have to find a congressman or governor who believes climate change is real. Most cannot see past the present balance in their bank account and find no empathy for even their own future generations.

  3. grudznick 2022-08-10 20:30

    Climate Mayors???!!!
    Climate Mayors?!?!?!?!??

    I rue the poor slob who is the first in South Dakota to sign onto this abomination. People will descend upon her town and really show them a whatfer.

    I note there are no Climate Mayors in the other Dakota either, and the only one in the Sandhill State is a town Mr. H probably frequents, which explains that one.

  4. O 2022-08-10 21:05

    Grudznik, no mayor or governor would table themselves “climate mayor/governor,” but they sure cannot get their hands out quick enough to have someone pay the bill when a storm destroys whatever their local industry is and puts the right people out of their homes. Have that happen time after time with ever more frequency, and a rational elected official might start to see that it is time for that “ounce of prevention” we all have heard so much about (if they are TRULY conservative guardians of the taxpayer funds).

    But by all means, lead with your science-denying dogma.

  5. Donald Pay 2022-08-10 21:24

    My mayor is co-chair of the Climate Mayors. Infrastructure costs for more frequent and more intense storms, flooding, etc., are borne by local and state governments with some assistance from the feds. It makes sense that mayors plan for this and take steps to mitigate these events. Grudz, of course, is stuck back in the ice age, which is why his brains works a little slower than the average bear.

  6. John 2022-08-10 21:48

    Can’t believe that South Dakota has no climate change mayors. Crickets at Sioux Falls, Rapid City – is not surprising. But at Brookings, Vermillion, Madison, even the reservation cities. Come on, folks.

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