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Hosterman clarifies climate protection action at mayors' conference

Original post made on Jul 15, 2008

In a story online June 25 that also ran in our print edition June 27 the Pleasanton Weekly credited Mayor Jennifer Hosterman with co-sponsoring Resolution No. 55 at the U.S. Conference of Mayors last month that opposed drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife refuge.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 6:47 AM


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Posted by Nobody
a resident of another community
on Jul 15, 2008 at 9:45 am

Was I mistaken?
I always thought that CO2 was necessary for life. I don't think that the fact a judge declares it to be a pollutant changes the science of that. So now the politicians, the ones who say the science is in and no arguments remain, use that opinion to declare CO2 as a serious pollutant.
Whatever is convenient

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Posted by Betty
a resident of California Reflections
on Jul 15, 2008 at 11:21 am

We all need to be vigilante in every little way we can to protect our planet.
Does the Mayor still own the big red Suburban? I saw one member of her family driving it in town not long ago.

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Posted by Do as I say, not as I do
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jul 15, 2008 at 11:44 am

Yes, the Mayor still owns the big red Suburban. She also purchased about two years ago a gas guzzling luxury Lexus. Her husband also drives an old, non-fuel efficient Mercedes.

I drove by her house recently and still do not see any solar panels on her house.

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Posted by WTF
a resident of Dublin
on Jul 18, 2008 at 7:42 pm

Why is Pleasanton's Mayor flying to Canada to solve global issues? I thought that the Mayor was responsible for providing service to her city.

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Posted by Carbon Footprint
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 18, 2008 at 8:14 pm

The Mayor was just spreading the carbon footprint from Pleasanton to Canada.

Her example is used to justify the large carbon footprint left by all of us citizens who take pleasure trips aroung the world!!!

Thank you, Jennifer, for your example!!!