Climate Action Plan
The city apparently does not have enough on its plate. Now, it turns out, Anchorage has a new draft Climate Action Plan.
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced Anchorage has joined with something called the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy – a European group – to reduce greenhouse emissions in Anchorage by “80 percent from 2008 levels by 2050, with an interim goal of 40 percent by 2030.”
More important, we suppose, it “places equity and inclusion at the heart of our social, environmental, and economic policies and practices.” How in the world can you have a Climate Action Plan without equity and inclusion?
The city teamed up with the University of Alaska and myriad other entities and individuals to come up with the plan and, until March 31, is taking public comments.
The draft document is a “guiding document that provides a framework for policies that reduce emissions and a pathway to achieve long-term outcomes that reflect the values of Anchorage as an equitable and resilient community.”
We know it is wrong, but we are always leery when such plans are hatched. Over the years, we have learned that too often such plans turn out to be little more than the Left’s backdoor attempt to seize even more control over our lives in the name of saving us or the world. Government, after all, must have its boogie man.
What will the Anchorage Climate Action Plan mean to property owners? Motorists? Land planning? Zoning? How will it affect life in the city? How will it affect development? And, what will it cost?
You have to wonder, what with Anchorage being only a tiny cog in the vast, world climate change machine, what the plan’s real purpose is.