When the caller said he worked for Harry Reid and the former Senate majority leader wanted a word, Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross assumed it was a joke. “OK, which of my buddies are messing with me today?” he wondered.
Ross has become a minor celebrity in environmental circles as a result of a pioneering decision in 2015 to get all the city’s electricity (population 65,000) from renewable sources. Georgetown is located in oil-and-gas-centric Texas and the mayor is a staunch Republican at a time when a Republican president – and his Environmental Protection Agency administrator – reject the scientific consensus on climate change and are trying to revive the declining coal industry.
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