On October 12, 2021, the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) submitted our comments on City Council October 12, 2021 Agenda Item 23 – Climate Action Update Summary, City of Sacramento Draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, Sept 2021.
On October 8, 2021, ECOS sent our comments on the Sacramento County Climate Action Plan, Final Draft dated September 2021.
Also on October 8th, the day comments were due, ECOS and some of its allies held a press conference on the Climate Action Plan. Below are two photos from the press conference.
By The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board | July 18, 2021 | The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento County is still drafting its long-overdue climate action plan, which could have decades-long impacts on how we care for our environment. A favorable outcome will depend on the seriousness of county officials to act in its best interests.
California is in the midst of a rough summer. Sacramento saw surprisingly early 100-degree days in May, and climate experts say the brutal heat waves across the West Coast that have killed hundreds of people and devastated shellfish will become a recurring summer norm. We’re also facing a severe drought of historic proportions. Oh, and did we mention the wildfires that are outpacing last year’s record season?
Depending on the willingness of Sacramento County officials to commit to significant mitigation strategies, it’s no hyperbole to say the county’s climate plan will determine how long Sacramento will remain habitable in the face of impending climate catastrophe.https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article252761058.html
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