Majority favors action on climate, both here and nationally

The people of the Olympic Peninsula, like the people of Washington State and the United States, want to address climate change. $32 million of Big Oil money does not deny that fact! From Yale Climate Opinion Maps 2018: Sample survey question: "Congress should do more to address global warming." 6th Congressional District (Olympic & Kitsap Peninsulas): …

Clallam County Commissioners unanimously pass climate resolution

At their June 19th meeting, the Clallam County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted Resolution 2018-62, reinvigorating planning and action on climate, shepherded by Commissioner Mark Ozias. In this resolution, the Commissioners note local impacts of climate change including "increased likelihood of storm surge and coastal flooding...low snowpack resulting in drought and water shortages...major fires...advance of …

Clallam County Commissioners to consider climate resolution

At their regular meeting of June 19, 2018, starting at 10 a.m., the Clallam County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution long in the making, shepherded by Commissioner Mark Ozias, to reinvigorate a Climate Action Plan passed in 2009. The draft of the resolution is here. Passage of this important resolution is not guaranteed; …

Clallam County considers climate action

At their work session on 2/12/18, the Board of Clallam County Commissioners discussed a resolution proposed by Commissioner Mark Ozias for Clallam County to take further steps to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Clallam County residents are urged to communicate with their Commissioners about this resolution. Public comment of a general nature is taken …

Clallam shoreline plan needs to consider climate change more seriously

At today's hearing on Clallam County's Draft Shoreline Master Program (September 2017, Ed Chadd submitted the following comments on behalf of OCA, urging greater consideration of climate change in shoreline planning in order to protect both the public and County government (news article here): I am here representing Olympic Climate Action, a group of local citizens …

Climate activists & Peninsula officials react to Trump’s pullout from Paris

This Peninsula Daily News story in the wake of Donald Trump's announced withdrawal from the Paris climate accord includes reactions from OCA members, the Local 20/20 sustainability group in Port Townsend, and officials from Clallam County and the Jamestown S'Klallam, Quileute, and Quinault Tribes: https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/peninsula-reacts-to-trumps-decision-to-pull-u-s-from-paris-climate-accord/

Ozias commits to climate action

At Tuesday's Clallam County Commissioner meeting, Commissioner Mark Ozias committed to taking further steps with his fellow Commissioners in 2017 to prepare for climate change and reduce Clallam County's climate impact. “I’m looking forward to moving into next year with a much more firm sense of where we’re at and where we would like to …

I-732 will benefit Clallam County $$$

In a presentation to the Dungeness River Management Team, CarbonWA executive board member Mike Massa made the case for the I-732 revenue-neutral carbon tax and refuted the statements that the Clallam County PUD had made opposing the initiative at a previous DRMT meeting.  Here are his slides in Powerpoint and PDF format. Note the projected economic impacts: …

PUD Commissioners:  fulfill your mission and support I-732

"We are disappointed that the Clallam County PUD Board of Commissioners voted against supporting Initiative 732, a measure designed to accelerate the switch to affordable clean energy." In a guest opinion piece in the Sequim Gazette, OCA members collaborated on a response and appeal to the Clallam County Public Utility District Commissioners to rescind their …

Clallam commissioners adopt climate change work plan

(Peninsula Daily News 4/12/16) PORT ANGELES — Clallam County commissioners have approved a work plan to adapt to potential impacts of climate change. After hearing testimony from a split group of public speakers Tuesday, county commissioners voted 3-0 to pass a resolution directing six county departments to consider impacts and strategies contained in a North …

County Commissioner candidate debate

League of Women Voters Candidates Forum Sunday July 12 Shipley Center,  921 E Hammond St, Sequim 1.00 PM  - 3.45 PM Candidates for Clallam County Commissioner  District 1 Jim McEntire, Mark Ozias, Bryan D. Frazier __________________________________________________________________________________________ Please Vote in the Primary Election     August 4 Ballots Mailed Out on July 15

Comment on Clallam County’s Shorelines Plan by Feb. 27

OCA's comments to the Planning Commission on the draft SMP - Part One OCA's comments to the Planning Commission on the draft SMP - Part Two Clallam County is replete with coastal and inland waters, both marine and fresh.  These waters, the stuff of life, are at the heart of our unique character and natural systems.  Orcas, …

OCA notes gap in draft County shoreline plan

Last month, OCA sent a letter to the Clallam County Department of Community Development noting a gap in the Department's analysis of threats in its proposed update to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP), required under the state Shoreline Management Act - namely, the lack of any reference to the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's study of probable climate …

Clallam County to discuss Climate Plan

ClallamCounty has a Climate Action Plan for its own governmental operations which sets the following carbon-emissions reduction targets: 10% by 2012 20% by 2015 50% by 2030 80% by 2050 At this coming Monday’s County Commissioner work session (Courthouse, Board meeting room 160, 9 a.m.), the Commissioners will hear an update on progress related to this plan. …