First Public Event Since CPR Initiative’s Filing With EPA



What we can do, right now, to protect and restore our climate

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22ND, 2022, 6:00PM TO 8:00PM,

At the first public event since CPR Initiative’s filing with EPA of its Petition to Phase Out GHG Pollution to Restore a Stable & Healthy Climate, CPR Initiative’s Dan Galpern will speak to the Port Townsend area community on June 22, 2022 — Day 1 of the CPR Climate Emergency Tour.

Galpern is the founder, General Counsel, and Executive Director of the non-profit group Climate Protection & Restoration Initiative. Their mission: to protect and restore the climate system for our children, future generations, and the natural world. He recently filed CPR Initiative’s far-reaching Petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at its Washington D.C. headquarters.

“We filed the Petition on June 16, 2022, pursuant to the Citizen’s Petition section of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Congress conveyed the right to the public, to demand protection against chemicals threatening our lives and health. Greenhouse gases (GHGs) comprise the gravest threat. So, now, we are taking it to the people.”

— CPR General Counsel Dan Galpern

Petitioners include the renowned climate scientist James E. Hansen, 35-year EPA scientist Donn Viviani, acclaimed atmospheric chemist John Birks, the innovative climate accountability analyst Richard Heede, and the physician and clinical professor of psychiatry Lise Van Susteren, as well as Climate Protection & Restoration Initiative.

EPA has a statutory deadline of 90-days post-filing to decide to accept or reject CPR Initiative’s Petition. By the time Galpern rolls into town, just 84-days will remain.

“Amazingly,” said Galpern, “within 72 hours of the filing over 250 people endorsed the Petition at Many went the extra mile to also sponsor the campaign with a donation. That is essential: we need a war-chest to respond, in the court of law as well as in the court of public opinion, to anticipated opposition from the fossil fuel industry.”

Taking it to the Streets

The 6pm, June 22, 2022, Port Townsend-area event is the first official public stop on the fast-approaching “CPR Climate Emergency Tour.” Galpern also intends to meet and others in Port Angeles at noon at the Olympic National Park Visitors Center.

Said Galpern, “I’ve got 134 miles of rolling hills from Cape Alava to Port Townsend, so I need to be riding by 6am Wednesday. Good thing I’m an early riser.”

At the Finnriver Farm and Cidery/Climate on Tap! event, Dan intends to explain what we can do, right now “to help arrest the climate crisis and restore a viable future for our children and their progeny.”

Registration is recommended. See Climate On Tap!

Organizers anticipate a capacity crowd and plan to start the CLIMATE ON TAP! event promptly at 6pm. Arrival no later than 5:45pm is advised.