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Thursday, 24 March 2011 10:33

Pennsylvania County Rejects Agenda 21

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The Mercury, March 8, reported that Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, will be letting its membership in ICLEI (International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives), lapse due to constituent pressure and dislike for ICLEI's message, Agenda 21.

Montgomery County commissioners learned what that meant at a recent meeting held in the county seat, Norristown, when local residents, Maggie Roddin and Ruth Miller charged the county commissioners with being in league with the U.N. to promote that organizations global warming agenda.

Montgomery, and surrounding counties, including neighboring Philadelphia County, joined in 2007 for, like many other communities, the purpose of buying software to calculate the county's carbon footprint. ICLEIs mission is to help local governments achieve global sustainability, according to the organizations charter. Edmond, Oklahoma joined for the same reason but the city recently rejected its membership, partly because local residents learned that a citys agreement to that same charter places the city under the jurisdiction of the ICLEI.

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