June 8th – 7-9 p.m. at Sequim’s Pioneer Park
387 East Washington Street
Dana Lyons with an inspiring musical message of hope
for the Orca to help save
the Southern Resident Killer Whales
Dana has invited the North Olympic Orca Pod to dance,
and specifically the “Stayin’ Alive” number,
which Dana will play and have the lyrics for.
Suggested donation is $10-20 — No one will be turned away
See Dana perform “The Great Salish Sea” — CowsWithGuns.com
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; your input may help sway the Board of Commissioners to support it. You can provide input:
- In person, at the beginning or end of the meeting (agenda here–please note the instructions for speaking given at the end), limiting your comments to three minutes.
- In writing, either by presenting it to the Clerk of the Board prior to or at the meeting (where you can also read it aloud), or by sending an email to the Commissioners by the prior business day.
BACKGROUND: Clallam County passed a Climate Action Plan in 2009, and a climate-preparedness resolution was passed in 2016 with OCA support, but neither has led to significant action in recent years. Commissioner Ozias hopes to put life back into the CAP to quantify the actions the county needs to take and to engage citizens in dialogue about their concerns related to climate impacts and mitigation.
GUIDELINES FOR COMMENTS:
- Speak from your own experience: Why are you concerned about climate change? What would you like to see County government do about it?
- The resolution itself has great talking points and is a good place to start.
- It’s helpful if you can think of ideas that will motivate individual council members to pass the resolution and implement the CAP. In what various ways will the resolution help their constituents?
- Commissioner Ozias reported that many County department heads are anxious to investigate ways they can help the county save money and reduce our carbon footprint. Getting climate back on the agenda should help to serve both goals.
Climate change is going to occur no matter what we do, but planning ahead can minimize its severity and maximize our resiliency. Let’s do our part here to come to grips with this reality.
North Olympic Orca Pod performs at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center to raise funding for Pull Together.
Fundraising events last week to support the work of Pull Together against the Kinder Morgan Pipeline have brought in over $6000 in contributions from residents of the North Olympic Peninsula! Way to go!
- To find out more about this effort, and to contribute visit RavenTrust.
- Peninsula Daily News Article
From: “Coast Protectors” <email@example.com>
Subject: New video! Kinder Morgan Construction & Know Your Rights Webcast
We all have a lot of questions about what will happen with Kinder Morgan’s Transmountain pipeline in September, so in concert with our friends at Stand.Earth we put together a webcast! You can watch it (and share with your friends!) here:
The new BC government recently announced that without five or the eight remaining permits related to First Nations and Indigenous consultation being fulfilled, construction cannot start .
But according to the September construction schedule they have filed with the National Energy Board (NEB), Kinder Morgan plans to:
- Work on the oil tanker loading facility on Burrard Inlet
- Start expanding their Burnaby Tank Farm
- Begin tunneling under Burnaby Mountain
- Construct equipment and supply depots along the entire route of the pipeline
The situation is changing every day – get the latest details from the webinar: http://www.coastprotectors.ca/km_construction_know_your_rights_webinar
For more events like these, please become a Coast Protectors monthly ally: www.CoastProtectors.ca/donate_monthly. If donating monthly isn’t for you, consider a one time gift of $10, $25, $50 – whatever you can afford.
Even $10 a month means the world to our ability to work to stop Kinder Morgan and fight climate chaos. Together, we are many, we are strong – and we will stop Kinder Morgan.
A reminder to join us at 6PM this evening for the Pull Together event of a lifetime.
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