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Several U.S. counties and the Sierra Club have partnered to form the Cool Counties Climate Stabilization Declaration, a new initiative to combat global warming. Participating counties - led by King County, Washington; Fairfax County, Virginia; and Nassau County, New York - pledge to reduce global warming emissions 80% by 2050, an average annual reduction of 2%.

The Cool Counties Climate Stabilization Declaration urges the federal government to adopt legislation requiring an 80% emissions reduction by 2050, Sierra Club adds.

Fairfax County and the Sierra Club have produced a road map showing the kinds of concrete actions that counties can take to reduce their emissions: energy efficiency, renewable energy, greening county vehicle fleets, land use, transportation, water conservation and educational outreach.

In addition to the three leading counties, participating counties include Arlington, Virginia; Montgomery and Queen Anne's, Maryland; Miami-Dade, Florida; Alameda, California; Cook, Illinois; Shelby, Tennessee; Hennepin, Minnesota; and Dane, Wisconsin.


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