Stacy Oliva, Anadromous Streams Task Force Member, was troubled by some political connections which she mentioned at last night’s meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly…
Oliva: “I discovered the Portland, Oregon firm hired to develop the KPB Comprehensive Plan is a world law firm, affiliated with nearly all the major players for the ICLEI model city and policy network and it specializes in community conflict resolution. I learned about the UN’s International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives, ICLEI. It’s a lobbying and policy consultant, specifically designed to influence and change governmental policy on a local level, related to all aspects of human life.”
Oliva continued by saying Homer was a member of ICLEI, and that a Bill Smith was named in a 2007 Climate Action Plan developed by the City with ICLEI resources.
She also said Cook Inletkeeper, who submitted a petition in support of the Anadromous Streams Ordinance, was connected to ICLEI. Oliva also discussed funding for Inletkeeper from various sources.
Oliva: “After reviewing numerous studies, I learned that scientific studies can be subjective to their funding sources. Not only is there big oil, there’s big enviro.”
Oliva may have been pointed to a greater plan at work, but Assembly members declined to add any comment after her public testimony.