Saturday, December 12, 2009

PBCEC Update: N30 report, 12/14/09 meeting reminder, updates and events

Palm Beach Post coverage of PBCEC's Nov 30 meeting with DEP and EPA:

Unfortunately, the Post coverage did not go reflect the actual content of the meeting, and the struggle that proceeded it. The PBCEC coordinated an uphill effort to bring together diverse concerns relevant to greenhouse gas monitoring and regulation and present them to local/state DEP and Federal EPA representatives. After having DEP Southeast Director, Jack Long, attempt to limit participation to 8 people, deny media entry and threats of parking violation against meeting participants, we succeeded in having 16 people present (including photographer and videographer) and a conference call accessible to the public, which over a dozen listened in on, including administrators from other State agencies...

For our full N30 story:

For news from N30 actions around the U.S.:

Next PBCEC meeting Dec 14th, 7pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth

Proposed Agenda:
-FPL and the DEP (updates from N30 meeting, 350 campaign, next steps, Dec 18 plan)
-Scripps (upcoming hearing Jan 14, 7pm at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall)
-Updates from recent County, District and Legislative meetings (offshore drilling, rock mines, landfills, etc.)
-Dec 17, Inland Port hearing (Port of Palm Beach)
-Environmental racism in Riviera Beach (FPL) and Lake Worth (Sun Recycling)
-Nuclear power and early cost recovery (joining statewide campaign)

Events Calendar and Updates:

Sat. Dec 12, Grand Opening of Night Heron Grassroots Activist Center (new office of PBCEC) Music, Food, introduction to the space, 4-8pm, 1307 Central Terrace, Lake Worth (at the corner of G Street and 13 Ave. north)

Sun. Dec 13, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Candle Vigil and Ringing of Bells regarding U.N. Climate Summit and 350 ppm CO2 as part of regular Network of Spiritual Progressives of Palm Beach County Meeting. Meeting location is 2011 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach at the Church of Our Saviour MCC.

Some background on the upcoming contract for the Waste Transfer Dump (Sun 'Recycling') perpetuating environmental racism in the Osbourne Community

Updates on the Eagle Training Center in Venus
Just a reminder to call, write, email or other contact to ask Highland County Commissioners to "recind" the two remaining issues we must get rid of regarding the changes opening more pathways to environmental degradation of our land and peaceful way of life.

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