On Wednesday, the President's Climate Task Force will meet. WA governor Jay Inslee is on the Task Force, and staff from the governor's office and state agencies have contributed recommendations to the President that reflect coastal priorities such as coordinated federal actions, asking agencies like the Army Corps to heed local priorities, maintaining monitoring networks and strengthening the Coastal Zone Management Act.
From thehill.com, "President Obama plans to announce this week new executive actions the administration will take to support state, local and tribal leaders in preparing for climate change. In line with his "year of action" plan, Obama will meet with leaders from the White House Climate Task Force on Preparedness and Resilience Wednesday to discuss the new measures, according to a White House official. The executive actions are expected to help communities better prepare their electricity systems and infrastructure for the impacts of climate change, the White House official said. Wednesday's efforts are the latest in a number of initiatives Obama has unveiled this year to combat climate change, which is a key part of his second-term legacy."
Washington state Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, has been re-appointed as an advisor to President Barack Obama’s National Ocean Council. The Ocean Council is charged with implementing National Ocean Policy. Ranker was first appointed to the council in 2011 and is excited to continue his work with the advisory group.
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