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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Seattle.
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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has signed an executive order implementing a Green New Deal for the city to fight climate change.

As she signed the executive order, Durkan also announced $250,000 in environmental justice grants, going to seven projects that respond to the impacts of climate change. 

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The City of Seattle is considering a ban on natural gas in new buildings. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging builders to go electric for cooking and heating.

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The Seattle City Council is beginning work on a "Green New Deal," a plan to eliminate carbon emissions inspired by a federal proposal of the same name.