May 24, 2013
Alaskan Climate Team Hasn’t Met in Years
Posted on Feb 6, 2013
A rapid-response task force set up by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with the stated intent to protect the state from the worst effects of climate change hasn’t convened since March 2011, newly released documents show.
The Immediate Action Work Group’s supervisory body, the Sub-Cabinet on Climate Change, has gone even longer without gathering—since February 2010. The inactivity was discovered via a freedom of information request made by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
Meanwhile, Alaska and other Arctic regions continue to warm at a much faster rate than much of the rest of the world.
In a letter dated Feb. 1, the state government said the sub-cabinet produced three strategy documents since the 2010 meeting, but would not release them.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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