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Town of Clarkstown Signs the U

Town of Clarkstown Signs the U.S. Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement


Last week, Supervisor Alex Gromack and the Clarkstown Town Board unanimously approved a resolution to sign on to the United States Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement. 


Under the agreement, participating cities/towns commit to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 7 percent below 1990 levels by 2012.  Clarkstown joins over 600 municipalities across the country.


Supervisor Alex Gromack said, “It is important that Clarkstown, a leader on many environmental issues, endorse the Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement.  It is a commitment to protect our environment for future generations.”   


Councilwoman Shirley Lasker said, “I am proud and gratified that Clarkstown has joined the growing list of  cities, counties, towns and villages all across the country that have pledged to follow the guidelines of the Mayors Climate Protection Agreement.   The effects of climate change are becoming more evident with each passing day, and we all must do whatever we can as individuals, families, homeowners, businesses and municipalities to minimize our effects on the environment.”


Clarkstown has been a leader in the movement to make local governments environmentally responsible.  Last year the Town Board signed on to an energy conservation plan, purchased six hybrid vehicles and used wind generated electricity.  The Town has an open space program and is in the process of reviewing our Comprehensive Plan with conservation and land use as a focal point. 


Councilwoman Lasker and Councilman Frank Borelli recently formed a committee to study energy conservation issues and provide that research to the Town Board.  Our Building Department is researching revisions to the building code to require all new residential buildings to be built to Energy Star standards. 


Supervisor Gromack concluded, “We have already made great progress in meeting some of the goals of the Mayors Climate Protection Agreement.  Clarkstown will continue to strive to initiate environmentally friendly policies.”


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