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MEETING

May 9th - LWVP Public Meeting 7pm Pocatello City Hall, 911 N. 7th Avenue
"Idaho Behavioral Health Crisis Centers"

Do you know that there is an Idaho Behavioral Health Crisis Center in Idaho Falls, and that Pocatello is due to have one started here? The League of Women Voters of Pocatello will hold a public meeting on behavioral health on February 24 at 7:00 pm in the Pocatello City Hall Council Chambers.

Michelle Osmond, Program Manager for Region 6 Division of Behavioral Health of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, and Brenda Price, Crisis Center of East Idaho Coordinator, will discuss what behavioral health is, and how it is addressed in Southeast Idaho today.

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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.