Shortly after Gov. Michael Dunleavy was sworn into office, the website with the state’s latest plan to address climate change went down. It was created with months of planning by a team appointed by former Gov. Bill Walker.
Before the election, Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy said there were “a lot of issues that, in my opinion, are quite frankly and bluntly more important” than Gov. Bill Walker’s Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team.
Establishing an Alaska green bank is one of the goals included in a draft policy, which is expected to be submitted to the governor next month.
Gov. Bill Walker’s Climate Action Leadership Team met in Anchorage to discuss its draft climate action plan, which recommends Alaska consider a carbon tax. But the plan is not a consensus document, and not every member of the team thinks pricing carbon is a good idea.
Governor Bill Walker’s Climate Action Leadership Team has been discussing a robust draft plan to tackle climate change.