Skip to comments.Austin, Texas is Doing Something Really Spectacular
Posted on 12/19/2011 5:13:23 PM PST by matt04
The mayor and city council of Austin, Texas have pledged to make the city coal-free. This is an incredible step toward sustainability in a very coal-heavy state.
Please send a note to Austin's mayor, telling him you support his no coal pledge.
Mayor Leffingwell recently pledged to phase out Austin's dirty Fayette coal plant and begin moving the city toward a clean energy future. Shortly thereafter, the entire city council joined the pledge, setting a huge precedent for cities all over the country.
In the coming months, we'll need to convince Austin Energy to support Mayor Leffingwell's pledge. It is really important that we all speak out in support of his pledge, no matter what state we live in.
Take a moment to send a note to Mayor Leffingwell, letting him know that you stand with him.
Thank you for taking action!
Emily L. Care2 Campaign Team
Does the Austin city tapwater still smell like a fishtank each summer? Is there still a brownout every night between about 2:30 AM and 4:45 AM?
No, he plans to just turn the power OFF!
What a brilliant idea?
Austin is full of idiots!
Mayor Leffingwell? I’ve been to Austin before. Are you sure it’s not Leftwinghell? Sometimes the jokes just write themselves.
Austin is the San Francisco of Texas. Everybody should quit driving cars and riding busses and take their bikes everywhere. Unplug the TV, Laptop, Cell Phones and go without air conditioning in the middle of a 99 degree summer with 90 percent humidity. Then these Liberal turds would know to respect Fossil Fuels-based energy. What a stupid Mayor.
Magic, probably. He’s one of the worst mayors we’ve had in recent years, and is about to ban not only plastic grocery bags, but paper ones, too. A veritable jackass all around.
I think we should support the mayor’s initiative. More resources for the rest of us and let them wallow in their stupidity.
The problem is that we taxpayers from across Texas are subsidizing “clean power” for them
Every gorgeous face has a blemish...Texas has Austin.
How many Texans will this place out of work?
and what kind of jobs does this piece of slime intend to provide.
Austin Energy is about to raise the rates for electricity too, probably in part because of phasing out coal plants and replacing them with unreliable wind turbines. I see more rolling brownouts ahead like Austin had last winter.
On top of that, they propose to charge people with big houses more per kilowatt than those with small houses.
I think it’s Mayor Like-effing-hell.
Like-effing-hell he’s going to power the city without coal.
Jobs in the standby generator installation and maintenance field, until they outlaw those also.
So how will they be able to charge up all their Priuses?
That works too. :) I think I’ll search for a pic of the guy. I bet he’s the twin to R.T. Rybak, mayor wonder boy of Minneapolis.
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