Movie star Mark Ruffalo, up for a Golden Globe and possibly an Oscar, was among those on social media hailing San Diego for approving a climate action plan.
Noted by The New York Times and others, the City Council’s unanimous vote also brought cheers from Democratic Rep. Scott Peters and environmental groups.
“We wisely don’t wait for DC!” Peters said on Twitter.
Ruffalo, who played a Boston Globe investigative reporter in the current “Spotlight” but has a Golden Globe nomination for “Infinitely Polar Bear,” said:
Former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, now president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement:
“Everyone agrees that we need to reduce carbon emissions. It’s important for a healthy environment, but it’s also important for a healthy economy. The San Diego business community applauds Mayor Faulconer and the City Council for charting a path for the City to significantly reduce carbon emissions, while providing enough flexibility to be adaptable, cost-effective and to enable innovation.
“Many of the breakthroughs that will propel our planet’s sustainable future are sure to come from right here in San Diego, and we look forward to working together with the City and others to make that vision a reality.”
A sampling of social media comment.
San Diego Adopts Ambitious Plan To Battle Climate Change – San Diego’s city council unanimously voted Tuesday t… https://t.co/zITmoPeHrd
— BLOTM (@BLOTMVIPGroup) December 16, 2015
— Rep. Scott Peters (@RepScottPeters) December 16, 2015
— Carole Myers (@CaroleMyers) December 16, 2015
— Scott Lewis (@vosdscott) December 16, 2015
— Michael Campbell (@mcampbellSD) December 16, 2015
Unanimous adoption of climate action plan makes San Diego a global leader in the fight against climate change. pic.twitter.com/FYY7qBhAAP
— Todd Gloria (@ToddGloria) December 16, 2015