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City of La Crosse urged to declare climate emergency, to be debated in committee this week

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FILE - La Crosse unveils its two electric busses back in early June of 2022. (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

Climate change is on the agenda for the La Crosse city council this month.

La Crosse’s Judiciary and Administration Committee on Tuesday evening is scheduled to discuss a “climate emergency.”

A resolution calls on the city to declare a climate emergency and, once again, commit to the goal of reaching carbon neutrality in the city by the year 2050.

The same issue was discussed at the May council meetings, but action was postponed at that time.

The proposed resolution calls on the city to endorse a “fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty” to end new exploration for fossil fuels.

It also suggests more electrification of systems in La Crosse which are now powered by fossil fuel.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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