Brighton Supervisor William Moehle
announced today that the Town of Brighton
is joining the Climate Mayors, a network of over 250 U.S. mayors and
municipal leaders representing over 59 million Americans - working together to
strengthen local efforts for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting
efforts for binding federal and global-level policy making.
Climate Mayors recently
released an open letter to President Trump to oppose his actions thus far
against climate action and Climate Mayors particularly opposes the decision to
withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.
In January, thirty Climate Mayors issued an electric vehicle (EV)
request for information (RFI) to show automakers and manufacturers that 114,000
of their cities’ cars and trucks could be electrified.
“Brighton has joined Climate
Mayors to lead by example. Climate
change is real and we plan to take action to reduce our energy consumption and
make our infrastructure more efficient,” stated Supervisor Moehle. He continued, “Brighton is a New York State
Climate Smart Community and sustainability will remain as one of our core
values as a community”.