Juneau sets goal for reducing emissions

From the Associated Press, Saturday, November 7, 2009:

The city of Juneau has set new emissions goals for cars, homes and office buildings in the hopes of reducing pollution by 2012.

The Juneau Empire reports the city hopes to drop pollution by 21 percent in the next three years.

The Juneau Assembly says one percent of the reduction will come through changes to municipal facilities and operations, while the other 20 percent will need to come from the community.

But 90 percent of the community goal was met when Greens Creek Mine stopped burning diesel for electricity and started using hydroelectric energy earlier this fall.