In recognition of the climate change talks convened in Bonn Germany this week, a coalition of grassroots organizations from around the state sent a letter to Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Mallott on Friday asking them to officially join the US Climate Alliance, take stronger steps to transition Alaska away from dependency on fossil fuels and other actions.
The letter, signed by more than 80 grassroots and nonprofit organizations, artists, business owners and citizens, acknowledges the positive steps Walker has recently taken to address climate change.
It then states, “As thousands of dignitaries gather from around the world to solidify commitments to the Paris Accord in Bonn Germany this week, we are, thus, very disappointed there is no official representation for Alaska, given the profound impacts of climate change on our state” and asks the Governor to “make an equally strong commitment to fighting climate change as you have to procuring more fossil fuel contracts and begin systematically transitioning Alaska away from a fossil-fuels dependent economy”.
The letter will be hand delivered to Governor Walkers offices tomorrow in Anchorage (~ 4 pm), Juneau (~ 2 pm), Fairbanks (~ 10 am) and MatSu (~ 4 pm) on Friday.