Thurston Board of Commissioners OKs Climate Emergency Declaration, Mitigation Plan

By Martin Bilbao | The Olympian | February 16th, 2020

Thurston County has adopted a interlocal climate mitigation plan that aims to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next three decades.

The Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution adopting the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan in partnership with the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater. The plan aims to reduce emissions by 45% below 2015 levels by the year 2030 and 85% below 2015 levels by 2050.

The board also amended and approved a resolution that declares a climate emergency. The initial resolution declared a climate crisis, but this was subsequently changed following abundant public comment in favor of the emergency wording.

Click here to continue reading the Olympian article about the passing of the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan!

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