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Mayor Jerry Sanders announced today that he would sign onto the U.S. Conference of Mayors ‘ effort to combat global warming by setting targets for lower greenhouse house emissions.

The pact calls for mayors across the country to make efforts to beat the Kyoto Protocol’s goals for lower emissions through anti-sprawl initiatives and forest restoration and by lobbying state and federal leaders to adopt similar carbon-cutting policies.

Sanders’ endorsement of the pact makes him one of more than 300 mayors across the country to sign on.

City Attorney Mike Aguirre had urged him to join the agreement after releasing a report on the city’s place in the global warming fight in August.

EVAN McLAUGHLIN

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