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Climate Courage—Cities and States Matter, Too

Across America, local governments are leading the way with some of the most progressive transitions in the nation.

Originally Published on Common Dreams, August 8, 2019

Green cities powered only by renewable energy sources—save money, their health, and our planet. (Photo: Eviart / Shutterstock.com)

More than one in five Americans—that’s over 70 million of us—now live in a place committed to 100 percent carbon-neutral electricity—including 131 towns and cities, seven states and Puerto Rico.

With a Republican-controlled Senate and White House making federal action on climate change look less likely by the day, many hope that states and cities can help pick up the slack.

And such hope is not in vain.