A large number of Northern CA residents attended a hearing before the Shasta County Board of Supervisors on July 15th, 2014 to present evidence of “ongoing Solar Radiation Management / Geo Engineering of our climate” occurring in their region.
At the conclusion of that hearing they received a unanimous vote of 5-0 from the Shasta County BOS to determine if the county’s current monitoring program is up to detecting the presence of aluminum oxide nano particulates in the air, water and soil.
A snap shot of what occurred via the Mt Shasta Herald/News can be seen below…
Use this link if you would like to read the full article: http://www.mtshastanews.com/article/20140723/News/140729883
After many years and countless hours trying to address this issue with local/state/federal representatives we have come to the conclusion that the only way to stop these dangerous programs is to approach each political body in “publicly recorded sessions/hearings” in order to force the representation/assistance we need and deserve. If those we approach choose to ignore we must be prepared to replace them in their next election cycle.
In order to achieve this we have begun creating/circulating petitions to members of various states. (We are grateful to/for Alexandra May Hunter of Team Arizona who provided us a copy of the AZ petition and granted permission for us to edit it for any state requesting it). We currently have these petitions circulating in CA, WA, OR, OH, and FL. We need to have them circulating in each and every state.
Gathering thousands of signatures doesn’t happen overnight, it’s just one of things we can/should be doing while we go through the steps of addressing each political body, from City Councils to Senators/Congress, to the Federal level, we have our work cut out for us.
If you or anyone you know is interested in gathering signatures to present to your city/county/state political representatives but don’t know how to make one please let us know, we will be happy to assist/provide a copy to you.
After speaking before/presenting evidence to your local city councils/Board of Supervisors “during recorded sessions/meetings/hearings” the concerned citizens of your region will need to approach your congressional and senate representatives. We believe it will be helpful to show copies of your gathered signatures/petitions to all of your political representatives, but maintain possession of your originals to present to the Governor of your state.
Members of GeoEngineering Action Network News #GEANN will be happy to help you plan your speaking events in front of your local political representatives as well as assisting you with your next plan of action. If you have a team of local concerned citizens looking for direction let us know. We can arrange conference calls/online chats via Skype or ooVoo.
Why this plan of action?….
There were certain steps we took in Shasta County to present our information to the Board of Supervisors. We began by speaking to them during “open comment” time of Air Pollution Control Board / Board of Supervisors meetings . In our county we are only allowed 3 minutes per speaker. Our purpose was to present them as much information in recorded sessions as we possibly could. We did this many months in a row.
The videos, agendas, and minutes of both Shasta County Board of Supervisors and the Air Pollution Control Board meetings can be found here http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/bos_index/bos_agenda/archived_agendas.aspx
After that meeting we continued to follow up with other local political representatives including the State Attorney Generals Office / Prop 65 Division.
Yesterday I received a call back from Prop 65 Coordinator Bob Thomas Coordinator at prop 65 who acted as if he was interested in what I had to say. It was easy to determine by his responses/answers that “The Hokey Pokey” had began again. “What is the Hokey Pokey” you may be asking yourself, here is a perfect example. Watch as Michael J. Murphy and Paul Wittenberger confront Shasta County Air Quality District’s Ross Bell http://youtu.be/UeQy4dlexZ4
Notice in the snap shot below from a PG&E presentation to Plumas County they use the exact same words, song, and dance as that used by Ross Bell & other employees/representatives of Shasta County
During that conversation Bob Thomas told me that the current list of chemicals covered under Prop 65 doesn’t contain the chemicals we are claiming are present in our test results, at which point I thought it would be a wise decision to begin recording our call. I asked for his permission to record the call. His response was… “absolutely NOT!” To which I replied “OK, I won’t” and proceeded to capture his words by typing them as quickly as I could. At that point I believe Bob Thomas realized how serious I was.
I asked him… “what will it take to have the chemicals we are finding in our tests added to the list of chemicals included under Prop 65”. He told me it was a lengthy process and hard to achieve. That is when Bob Thomas decided to scold me for not understanding Prop 65. I tried my best to exercise patience by responding… “I think that is your job”.
Needless to say Mr. Thomas decided I needed to direct my questions to Cynthia Oshita | Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment | Proposition 65 Implementation | P.O. Box 4010 1001 I Street, 19th floor Sacramento, California 95812-4010 | FAX (916) 323-8803
If you have information you think should be included in these addresses please let us know. It’s very important that we are as thorough as possible when making these presentations. Each time we miss a step they send us back to the drawing board.
Current/past political representatives in the State of California have never agreed to come to the table to review this data or help us understand what steps we need to take next, let alone helping change/write the laws needed to protect us and our environment.
“If these political representatives won’t… We must replace them with representatives who will”. I have begun asking each candidate for public/political office where they stand on this issue. I encourage each of you to do the same in order for them to realize how important this is to so many of us.
We thank you for your time, consideration, and support.
A very Special Thank You to Jeff Timpe of Los Angeles, CA who’s creative insight & thoughtful edits/suggestions helped write this story/article… Much Love & Appreciation to you Sir.
Thank you also to Alexandra May Hunter who’s experience, dedication, and willingness to share her knowledge/efforts in a way that support & uphold those working tirelessly to get to the solutions.
Kim Moore / Team #GEANN