local responses to global challenges such as air pollution If you would like to learn how to become part of the Local Responses to Global Challenges Working Group contact Clerk: Steve Evans gree…@igc.org

Local Responses to Global Challenges Action Alerts

Longer Term Goals (How we measure the impact of our activity):

  • Maintain the environmental balance that supports the needs of all living creatures while also protecting public health and providing an improved quality of life
  • Ensure an improved economic future by not wasting or compromising our environmental resources
  • Provide local control over state assets to increase state resources

Objectives (Activities in the current year to support Goals):

  1. Biomass: Oppose inclusion of biomass-based power plants as “renewable energy.”
  2. Monitor proceedings of Governor’s Legislative and Executive Workgroup on Climate Change.
  3. Support a statewide gas tax, and support funding for transit initiatives and non-motorized transportation (such as biking and walking) in heavily populated counties.
  4. Oppose development of port facilities for coal export and associated coal transport by railroad.
  5. Oppose oil trains.
  6. Investigate report about the Navy’s intention to build a second Explosives Handling Wharf at the Trident nuclear submarine base in Bangor despite opposition from the Navy’s Safety Board.
  7. Monitor priorities of the Environmental Priorities Coalition to thwart efforts to erode environmental protections.
  8. Revise Washington’s fish consumption data to safeguard against industrial toxins.

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