When it comes to reducing emissions, Portland is walking the talk. En route to Kyoto, the Rose City has become the first major city community (not just muni government) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels.

In related news, Seattle mayor Greg Nickels is in Chicago this weekend trying to convince the US Conference of Mayors to sponsor his city-by-city Kyoto pledge. To date, Nickels has enlisted 161 mayors, representing 33 million Americans.