2004 Adopted Resolutions
72nd Annual Meeting
Boston

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RISING FUEL COSTS AND AFFORDABLE NATURAL GAS

     WHEREAS, the nation is facing higher fuel and natural gas prices; and

     WHEREAS, the recent rise in fuel and natural gas prices have had a major impact upon consumers and the economy as a whole; and

     WHEREAS, the prolonged high price of fuel and natural gas will further impact our national economy and its recovery; and

     WHEREAS, high natural gas prices over the last few years have increased consumers energy bills and are more than double their 1990 levels,

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The United States Conference of Mayors does hereby express its deep concern of the ever increasing price escalation of fuel and natural gas; and 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The United States Conference of Mayors calls on Congress to pass national energy policy that ensures consumers have access to affordable energy; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The United States Conference of Mayors urges the Department Of Energy to examine various methods and tools that can be used to help consumers mitigate the impact of higher prices for fuel and natural gas; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The United States Conference of Mayors recognizes that our nation=s future electricity cannot be met almost exclusively with natural gas, but must be a reasonable combination of efforts that include energy conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, nuclear energy and clean coal technology.