NEWS: Resources Committee Co-Chairs Call for Continued Work on Climate Change in Alaska

Juneau – Thursday’s decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris Agreement to combat global climate change has drawn a sharp rebuke from the two Co-chairs of the Resources Committee in the Alaska House of Representatives.

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NEWS: Legislation Filed to Respond to Climate Change in Alaska

Juneau – The Co-chairs of the House Resources Committee, Reps. Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) and Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage), have filed legislation to respond to climate change in Alaska. House Bill 173 would create a new commission made up of elected city and borough officials from across Alaska and several state department commissioners. A primary duty of the Climate Change Response Commission would be to assist rural communities and non-government organizations to secure funding to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. The Commission would also be tasked with seeking out grants and other forms of financing.

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