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City of Bloomington, Indiana, adopts Peak Oil Resolution

On July 19, the Bloomington, Indiana City Council passed a resolution acknowledging That the global peak of petroleum production is “an unprecedented challenge” for society, and recognizes that the city must prepare for its inevitability. Bloomington is the 7th largest city in Indiana, home to Indiana University, and has a population of 70,000 residents plus a 40,000 student population. The resolution supports a global depletion protocol, such as the one drafted by Colin Campbell and Richard Heinberg.

The Bloomington City Council directs the City Clerk to distribute this Resolution to the attention of the Indiana Congressional delegation, the Governor of the State of Indiana, and all members of the Indiana Statehouse, and urges them to take action on the impending peak in petroleum production and prepare for its consequences.

Dave Rollo, the council representative who sponsored the resolution, and who also serves on the city’s sustainability commission stated that “we need to take this very seriously, and begin to plan on local adaptation to oil scarcity. Experts now warn that global peak may be imminent, and we should pay them heed.”

Bloomington City Council website:

For the link to the resolution, see: [obsolete link?]

UPDATE: The resolution now seems to be at another link:

Editorial Notes: Contributor Dave Rollo writes: Citizen Group Bloomingpeak continues to work locally to alert the public to oil and natural gas depletion.

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