Mark Ruffalo. Photo via Twitter
Mark Ruffalo. Photo via Twitter

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:

Yes! San Diego, California is now the biggest city in the US to go 100%! A huge congratulations to Climate Action…

Posted by Mark Ruffalo on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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.

Today, San Diego City Council approved a precedent-setting climate action plan, making San Diego the first city in…

Posted by Environmental Health Coalition on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Today, my colleagues and I adopted an aggressive Climate Action Plan that will put San Diego on a path toward…

Posted by David Alvarez on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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