Sarah McKenzie

Council committee approves ambitious goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

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The City Council's Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee voted this afternoon to approve a long-term goal of cutting Minneapolis greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050 based on 2006 levels.

The benchmark would align the city with goals already established by Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. Several other major cities have also approved similar goals, including Portland, San Francisco, Vancouver, Boston and Chicago. Seattle has set a goal of reducing emissions 100 percent by 2050. 

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