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LWV Pocatello Idaho

LWV Pocatello Idaho

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League of Women Voters of Pocatello "Making Democracy Work"


MEETING SCHEDULE

Aug.4 - Oct. 6 Voter Registration Booth at Portneuf Farmers Market

August 20 Welcome Back Orange and Black Voter Registration, 4-7 pm, Old Town, Pocatello

August 29 Naturalization Ceremony, Federal Courthouse, 1:30 pm

September 4 Welcome Back-to-League Picnic, site to be announced, 6- 8 pm

September 25 National Voter Registration Day, ISU Rendezvous Center and SUB, 11am-1pm

PAST EVENTS

Public Forum "Are We Protecting Our Drinking Water?"

Panelists: Sue Skinner, Shannon Ansley & Harold Hargraves

April 24, 7 pm

Pocatello City Hall, 911 N. 7th Avenue

Sponsored by

Pocatello League of Women Voters

Portneuf Resource Council

The Lower Portneuf Valley Aquifer is the only source of drinking water for Pocatello, Chubbuck, and north Bannock County. The panelists will discuss the vulnerabilities of our aquifer, contaminants and risks, actions needed to reduce the contamination already in the drinking water, and actions needed to ensure the safety of drinking water for future generations.

The presenters are experts on water issues. Sue Skinner, a retired Environmental Protection specialist, is currently the Environmental Policy Advisor for the Portneuf Resource Council. Shannon Ansley is the Senior Environmental Scientist for Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and was an Environmental Hydrogeologist at the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. Harold Hargraves is Water Operations Supervisor for the City of Pocatello.


CLIMATE CHANGE ESSAY CONTEST
Press Release on Winners
First Place Essay
Second Place Essay
Third Place Essay

Register, then Vote!

IDAHO CLIMATE SUMMIT

IDAHO CLIMATE SUMMIT

"Safeguarding Idaho's Economy in a Changing Climate
Our Water, Our Land, Our Health, Our Future"

November 16th & 17th, 2017

ISU Pond Student Union Building

Keynote speaker Kate Gordon, Senior Advisor with Risky Business Project

Go to http://www.idahoclimatesummit.com for agenda and registration information

Idaho business and community leaders, including Idaho Power, HP, the American Lung Association, Sierra Club, Monsanto and conference participants will explore solutions for Idaho that mitigate or adapt to the effects of a changing climate.

Morning keynote and panel discussions will be live streamed from Boise State for participants to view at ISU Pond Student Union Building in Pocatello and the U of I in Moscow. Afternoon facilitated workshops will be held at all three venues.

Other event sponsors are Idaho State University, Monsanto, Hewlett Packard, DL Evans Bank, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Power, ISU's Center for Ecological Research, Boise State University, University of Idaho, Water Resources Research Institute, Upper Snake River Tribes, Nez Perce Tribe, Northwest Climate Science Center, Potlatch Corporation, and the Langdon Group.

Facilitators for the afternoon ISU panels are needed. A medical person who is knowledgeable on the effects of mold, asthma from fire smoke, and other effects from climate change is needed to participate in a short panel for an ISU afternoon session. Contact Linda Engle at engllin2@isu.edu to help.

ENERGY

Embracing Clean Energy Forum Forum was held April 11, 2016 at Pocatello City Hall - Sponsored by League of Women Voters, The Portneuf Resource Council, and The Snake River Alliance.

League's work on energy policy has become a priority with the emergence of global climate change. League supports: the use of a variety of energy sources, with an emphasis on conservation and efficient technologies; a predominant reliance on renewable resources; policies to limit reliance on nuclear fission; government action to encourage renewable resources, conservation, funding for research & development, incentives and mandatory standards; as well as, policies to reduce energy use and promote demand-management programs. In 2008 League called on Congress to enact legislation to shift to clean, renewable energy, place a moratorium on building new coal-fired power plants, and require utilities to produce a significant percentage of electricity from renewable resource. League strongly supports the EPA's Clean Power Plan and the development of state implementation plans. "Embracing Clean Energy" is important to the Pocatello League and we were honored to co-sponsor this forum.

Pocatello Community Media videotaped the Forum and it is available at http://pocatello.pegcentral.com.

Speakers:
Ken Miller, Snake River Alliance Clean Energy Program Director - Idaho's Clean Energy Future
Lawrence Beaty, ISU Energy Systems Technology Education Center (ESTEC) Director - Renewable Energy
Bob Steinlicht, Power County Building Inspector - Power County Wind Farm and Solar Panel Project

LWV Resources for Climate Action includes information about the EPA Clean Power Plan and resources for League action.