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Drumbeat Rex & Barack 13-06-12 Major Mayor

Drumbeat Rex & Barack 13-06-12 Major Mayor

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Charles Grant + Mayor Michael Bloomberg = Leadership - The mayor of New York City has just announced a $20 billion storm protection plan, and “he emphasized that Hurricane Sandy was such a devastating event that the city had to move immediately” as reported in the New York Times yesterday.
Charles Grant + Mayor Michael Bloomberg = Leadership - The mayor of New York City has just announced a $20 billion storm protection plan, and “he emphasized that Hurricane Sandy was such a devastating event that the city had to move immediately” as reported in the New York Times yesterday.

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Douglas A.

Grandt

P. O. Box 6603 Lincoln, NE 68506 June 12, 2013

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Mr. Rex W. Tillerson Exxon Mobil Corporation 5959 Las Colinas Blvd. Irving, Texas 75039 Re: Charles Grant + Mayor Michael Bloomberg = Leadership Dear President Obama and Mr. Tillerson, The mayor of New York City has just announced a $20 billion storm protection plan, and “he emphasized that Hurricane Sandy was such a devastating event that the city had to move immediately” as reported in the New York Times yesterday. The article goes on to say:
The mayor said the plan would initially cost about $20 billion, and eventually far more. The city would spend the money on fortifying infrastructure like the power grid, renovating buildings to withstand hurricanes and defending the shore, according to a 438-page report on the proposals. ... “This plan is incredibly ambitious.... This is urgent work, and it must begin now.” The report details 250 recommendations, including the installation of flood walls and other measures ... so many parts of the city and proposes such an array of projects that the cost could change — and given the history of such large projects, it is likely to grow substantially. The administration said that roughly half of the currently estimated $20 billion cost over the next decade would come from federal and city money that has already been allocated. An additional $5 billion would be covered by aid that Congress has already approved. Most of that money was allotted, through a variety of programs, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, according to the report. The city would have to raise an additional $5 billion. Mr. Bloomberg said that the price tag was high, but that the cost of not taking action would be higher. Hurricane Sandy caused $19 billion in damage and loss of economic activity for the city, he said, and if a similar storm were to strike three decades from now, the cost could be $90 billion. “This is a defining challenge of our future,” he said.

Join him, you too can be modern day Charles Grant. We must quickly begin to abandon fossil fuels You must take bold, courageous action It’s time you create your legacy Reduce the infrastructure Retire the refineries

All we want is . . . Clean energy! Carbon-free! Carbon fee Rebate to me Retire the refineries

cc: Secretary John F. Kerry

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