Last week Clarkstown became one of 600 municipalities nationwide to sign the U.S. Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreeement. The Town Board unanimously approved the agreeement, which commits participating towns to reducing carbon dioxide emmissions to 7 percent below the 1990 levels by 2012.
Clarkstown has been making some efforts in the past. Last year the town purchased six hybrid vehicles and signed on to an energy conservation plan. Two council members â€” Shirley Lasker and Frank Borelli â€” formed a committee to study energy conservation issues. The building department is looking into a updating the building code that would require all new residences to be built to Energy Star standards.
Supervisor Alex Gromack says the town is committed to protecting the environment. We’ll watch out for other measures the town will take to that end.
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