BREWSTER -- Get green.
That’s the message 300-plus citizens have for the Cape Cod Commission.
The commission is green and its recently released 2019 Regional Policy Plan addresses changing climate, sea level rise and coastal resiliency, but the citizens want to see a proactive approach rather than a reactive one.
“About two years ago folks came together as 350 Cape Cod and agreed on getting the Cape Cod Commission, as they updated the policy plan, to focus on reducing emissions as one of the action plan’s priorities. We identified the Regional Policy Plan on its ability to make a difference on the regional level,” explained Chris Powicki of Brewster, one of the petition initiators.
The group is committed to climate action and has a website, 350capecod.org. It, and its name, was inspired by activist Bill McKinnon, who has said the safe level of atmospheric carbon is 350 parts per million (it is now over 400).
So, under section 2-b, or Barnstable County Ordinance 91-8, the group surpassed the minimum of 100 signatures of registered voters, certified by county clerks, needed to request a hearing on amendments to the policy plan. (read more)
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