Austin's Mayor Pledges to Make Austin Coal-Free

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Wednesday, Mayor Lee Leffingwell announced his bid for reelection and highlighted a campaign promise to,

“begin a dialogue with the community, with Austin Energy, with the LCRA, and with state officials, about how to make Austin coal-free – and aggressively plan a date to achieve that goal.”

This is a real paradigm shift for this (or any) political leader and a great compliment to Austin's growing environmental community. As someone who's spent a good amount of time on this issue I want to say thank you to everyone — from “Austin Has a Dirty Secret” to Austin City Hall for helping the mayor see the value here.

A huge step for Austin's environment, health, and economy.

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See the announcement: http://stateimpact.npr.org/tex…

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