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Ithaca mayor proposes ‘Green New Deal’ for city

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick has proposed a Green New Deal policy for the city that would see it become carbon neutral by 2030.

Myrick proposed the idea last week as he finished speaking at a Sunrise Movement Ithaca event discussing the federal Green New Deal.

"Just as Kennedy declared in 1962 that we would put a person on the moon before the decade was out, though how that would be achieved was yet unknown, we must set a similarly bold goal and then challenge ourselves to reach it," Myrick said in a statement posted to the city website on Friday. "With a lack of leadership at the federal level, it has fallen to the states, to local governments, and to individual citizens to lead the way.”

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