Mpls. cuts emissions 12.8% since '06

  • Article by: BILL McAULIFFE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 6, 2012 - 4:18 PM

The city neared short-term goals in reducing greenhouse gases -- not entirely by design.

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doctorpepperFeb. 5, 12 8:13 PM

And yet it did nothing to "save the planet" because it doesn't need saving.

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maupin001Feb. 5, 12 9:12 PM

Only the human race does. Because we're making the world inhospitable to us.

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elind56Feb. 5, 12 9:31 PM

Whoo-hooo! Good grief. Talk about the proverbial drop in the ocean. Miniscule to the point of insignificance.

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wildfoxFeb. 5, 12 9:31 PM

Switching the Riverside coal power plant to natural gas had a positive effect on less emissions. Not to mention the coal sludge runoff is not seeping into the Mississippi River anymore.

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wildfoxFeb. 5, 12 9:44 PM

doctorpepper... "And yet it did nothing to "save the planet" because it doesn't need saving." ... I guess you plan on moving to Pluto with Ginrich once Earth is uninhabitable?

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furguson11Feb. 6, 12 6:08 AM

"But the reductions aren't entirely the result of the Climate Action Plan the city first adopted nearly 20 years ago: Job losses, population decline and some mild weather also played a part." So how do they measure emissions? Is there a meter somewhere or is it an estimate? This is a little like the war on crime, if it's going up, there's a plan. When it's going down, they take credit, all while spending money. No one really knows why the measurements are moving.

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knotsofastFeb. 6, 12 7:12 AM

Great news for liberals! Fewer businesses, less manufacturing and a smaller population proves that it is good for a decrease in emissions. Think of how great it will be when no more businesses or manufacturing exists withing the city? The population will dwindle and it will become a liberal utopian dream come tru.

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maupin001Feb. 6, 12 7:22 AM

elind56: "Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something." If we don't allow for the possibility that small changes add up to big change, we won't ever change.

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fortherecordFeb. 6, 12 7:40 AM

knotsofast: "Great news for liberals!" Less air pollution, fewer ER visits for breathing difficulties, cleaner water and a healthier, more prosperous city.

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ben11archFeb. 6, 12 8:49 AM

Note the fact that the right views this news with disdain. Cleaner air can only mean less profits for the wealthy corporations. Eliminate the EPA and all our problems will be solved. Your kids will get sick and you won't have health insurance but that's ok as long as the rich get richer.

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