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Sylvester Johnson, a scientist (Ph.D in Applied Physics) and semi-retired businessman, has begun a campaign urging local governments to pass resolutions supporting a federal carbon tax. Johnson, who lives in the Ithaca, New York area, has begun at home and within two months of drafting the proposal has already convinced the Ithaca Council to pass the resolution. Johnson is urging activists around the country to ask their local governments to pass similar resolutions. He is supporting his campaign by sponsoring advertisements in several national magazines, an effort that has already won him well-deserved press coverage. To learn more about Johnson’s campaign and how you can participate, please visit his web site.

While Johnson’s campaign is currently only included on our Northeast page, we have high hopes that his campaign will soon be successful in other regions of the country. We’re looking forward to supplementing our Grassroots regional pages in the future to reflect Johnson’s continued success.

Last updated: March 30, 2008