Hot Off the Wire — 10/18/2019

Opinion

Gazette opinion: Changing climate matters in Montana

THE EDITORIAL BOARD of the Billings Gazette — Sep 22, 2019
“The speed of change calls us to action for the sake of our kids and grandkids.
Believe the science and support changes to address our changing Montana climate.”


On the Northwest’s Snake River, the Case for Dam Removal Grows

By Jacques Leslie — October 10, 2019

As renewable energy becomes cheaper than hydropower and the presence of dams worsens the plight of salmon, pressure is mounting in the Pacific Northwest to take down four key dams on the lower Snake River that critics say have outlived their usefulness.


By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Solutions

Adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities with NOAA
December 4-5, 9 am-4:30 pm in Mount Vernon.
The two-day class is $175 and includes lunch and materials.

Regional Actions

. . . a general election ballot packed full of Tim Eyman’s push polls
Will you stand with First Nations and stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline once and for all?
join us to  donatefundraise onlineor sign up to organize an event

National Actions

Right now we need your help to pressure Chevron to keep its hands off the Arctic Refuge
— NRDC

YOUR VOICE MATTERS:
Tell Wheeler and Trump to put our health and climate before corporate polluters
— Sierra Club

Tell the EPA to Protect Our Water and Air: DON’T Gut Coal Ash Safety Standards

Reject Trump’s Attacks on States’ and Tribes’ Ability to Protect Their Water
— NRDC

Act Now: Tell the EPA to uphold our basic clean water protections!
— Washington Environmental Council

Send a message to Procter & Gamble’s CEO David Taylor now to tell his company to
step up on TP — Stand.earth

Please join us on Wednesday, October 23 for a Webinar on the fight to stop the expansion of the gas industry — Sierra Club
Date: Wednesday, October 23 Time: 11:00 am PT

See the shadowy, oily side of Wells Fargo and their fossil fuels finance
— Sierra Club, Beyond Dirty Fuels

Local/Regional News

Humchitt and the entire Heiltsuk Nation

will be converging on the central coast community of Bella Bella to open a grand hall.

The mural-festooned cedar Big House in Bella Bella.

A collaborative project of the Clallam County League of Women Voters
and local community partners
Part 1: The Story of Water:
An Introduction
Tuesday, November 12 at noon
The Sequim Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Guy Cole Event Center
November 13:  Olympic Mountain Glaciers and Snowpack:
Changes and Future Challenges 
– Bill Baccus, Olympic National Park
6:30 PM Sequim City Hall Council Chambers

Local 20/20 Climate Prep group is bringing Andy Haub from the city of Olympia to talk in PT about Olympia’s Sea Level Rise plan.
October 31, 1:30 at the Pope Marine Building at 100 Madison St in Port Townsend

Water levels at the Hoover Dam in 1983

Can’t Let the Taps Run Dry:
Managing Water in an Unpredictable Climate

From southern Nevada to New York City, the climate crisis is causing ongoing water problems. The Water Utility Climate Alliance is working hard to ensure cities are prepared.

Water levels at the Hoover Dam in 2018



“The community has really recognized that climate change wasn’t this far-off thing—it’s very real.”
— Yes! Magazine

National/International News

Presidential Scorecard Methodology

IOWANS ARGUE CLIMATE NECESSITY DEFENSE FOR ARREST AT TRUMP RALLY — Bold Iowa

This Is Not a Drill: 700+ Arrested as Extinction Rebellion Fights Climate Crisis with Direct Action

Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down Times Square as Climate Activists Superglue Themselves to a Boat — DemocracyNow!

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Inspiration

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