Washington state tribes ask for action on climate change – Tacoma News Tribune

Tribal leaders continue to push the Federal Government to do more to protect them (and us!) from climate change. Again, we see that the Tribes take a leading role when the rest of us are off trying to stop coal trains, etc.

Representatives of nine Washington Indian tribes told Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday that consequences of climate change are threatening their economies and cultures and that they need federal help to deal with intensifying climate-related problems. The tribes, with low-lying reservations on Washington’s ocean coast and along Puget Sound, said rising sea levels caused by global warming, ocean acidification and more severe weather patterns are endangering the natural resources on which their cultures are based. Rob Carson reports. (Tacoma News Tribune)



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