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The Greening of Salt Lake City

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Length: 07:12

A mayor in the most conservative state in the nation vows to reach the goals of the Kyoto Accord. Read the full description.

P1010089crop02_small LEDE: (:25) When President Bush rejected the Kyoto Protocol in 2001, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson popped into gear. Declaring Bush’s action “irresponsible,” he promised that HIS city -- the capital of one of the most conservative states in the country -- would meet the goals of the global warming treaty, one compact fluorescent light bulb at a time. KUER's Jenny Brundin [brun-DEEN] reports as part of “Think Global,” public radio’s week of special coverage.

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LEDE: (:25) When President Bush rejected the Kyoto Protocol in 2001, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson popped into gear. Declaring Bush’s action “irresponsible,” he promised that HIS city -- the capital of one of the most conservative states in the country -- would meet the goals of the global warming treaty, one compact fluorescent light bulb at a time. KUER's Jenny Brundin [brun-DEEN] reports as part of “Think Global,” public radio’s week of special coverage.

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Review of The Greening of Salt Lake City

Interesting look at a liberal mayor in a conservative city and state (Salt Lake City, UT) and his promise to meet Kyoto Protocol standards, even if the federal government will not. This is a solid piece that fits in with many environmental themes, and perhaps several political themes.

While coastal cities can see the impact of global warming and rising sea levels, Salt Lake can see losing it's snow. The ski industry is huge there, and that's helping the mayor sell his agenda.

Listen, invest in some fluorescent lightbulbs and marvel at the strange bedfellows in Utah.

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When President Bush rejected the Kyoto Protocol in 2001, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson popped into gear. Declaring Bush’s action “irresponsible,” he promised that HIS city -- the capital of one of the most conservative states in the country -- would meet the goals of the global warming treaty, one compact fluorescent light bulb at a time. KUER's Jenny Brundin [brun-DEEN] reports as part of “Think Global,” public radio’s week of special coverage.

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Ice-cream shop ambience……

It was February 15 of this year – the day the Kyoto Protocol went into effect, and the mayor of Salt Lake City was celebrating at the local Ben and Jerry’s. In a tie-dyed apron, Rocky Anderson stood behind tubs of “Cherry Garcia” and “ Karamel Sutra” ice-cream, scoop in hand.

[Mayor talking to crowd]: “who would be here...
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Program: The Greening of Salt Lake City

Producer: Jenny Brundin

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When President Bush rejected the Kyoto Protocol in 2001, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson popped into gear. Declaring Bush’s action “irresponsible,” he promised that HIS city -- the capital of one of the most conservative states in the country -- would meet the goals of the global warming treaty, one compact fluorescent light bulb at a time. KUER's Jenny Brundin [brun-DEEN] reports as part of “Think Global,” public radio’s week of special coverage.

RUNDOWN (Timings & Cues):

00: IN: fades up with sound: “ Let’s go guys, bring it on…”

07:02: OUTQ: I’m Jenny Brundin in Salt Lake City, Utah.

07:02-07:11: Sound of car door slamming, car starting and driving away. Fades down and out.

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