Environmental Movement

Seattle Mayor Nickels's Leadership Inspires U.S. Mayors to Adopt Kyoto Protocol

Mayor Nickels

Many of the largest cities in the United States are competing to be the "greenest" city in the country. While the implementation of many of these efforts remains in development, the race never would have started without the leadership of Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, who forged the way for the first cities to ratify the Kyoto Protocol in the face of federal indifference.