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Climate Change Advocacy Group

LWVOR positions and actions

LWVUS on Climate Change

The LWVUS has consistently supported legislation to preserve our nation's natural resources and protect our public health. We support legislation that seeks to protect our country from the physical, economic and public health effects of climate change while also providing pathways to economic prosperity.

The League believes that averting the damaging effects of climate change requires action from both individuals and governments at the local, state, national and international levels.

We believe that a path toward a clean energy future will strengthen our economy by opening up millions of jobs to Americans while also rescuing America from its dependence on fossil fuels, reducing threats to our health, protecting the natural resources that we depend upon for survival and creating millions of domestic jobs. The League's environmental work falls into the three categories: Global Climate Change; Clean Air Defense; and Clean Energy.

LWVTN on Climate Change

The LWVTN supports the promotion and monitoring of government implementation of measures to protect and improve the quality of Tennessee's air, land, water, human health, and environment.

LWVOR on Climate Change

The LWVOR has instituted a Global Climate Change action group to focus and implement topics of concern consistent with the LWVUS and LWVTN positions.

The LWVOR is co-sponsoring a Climate Talk at Pollard Auditorium on May 16, 2017.

Oak Ridge Leadership

Chris IversonChris Iversen has a Bachelor's Degree in Geology and minor in Education from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 1971. She received her MS in Geology from Michigan University, Lansing, Michigan 1974.

She worked as a hydrogeologist and contract administrator with the State of Michigan for 30 years working mostly with the State and Federal Superfund programs. Chris was then employed for 8 years as a contract manager with Weston Solutions Inc, an environmental consulting firm.

She retired and moved to Tennessee in 2013 to be near her daughter and her family: Coleen Iversen, an environmentalist in the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Lab, son-in-law James Kolpak and grandson. Chris is also enjoying volunteering since her retirement.