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January 10, 2020

Durkan: City-owned buildings to no longer use fossil fuels

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan says Seattle will no longer use fossil fuels like natural gas to heat, cool and cook in new and substantially altered city-owned buildings and will come up with a plan by 2021 to transition all city-owned buildings to clean electric systems over time. Durkan included those directives in a “Green New Deal” executive order Wednesday.

“The No. 1 thing we have to do as a city and as a country and as a world is end our dependence on fossil fuels. The science is absolutely clear and we know we must move quickly,” Durkan said at a City Hall news conference.

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