Hot Off the Wire — 4/16/2021

Hot Off the Wire

Solutions

Solar panels covering a water aqueduct snaking among planted fields.

Solar panels and water canals could form a real power couple in California

Solar canals save water, create energy, and protect natural lands all at the same time.

Regional Actions

Bar chart. Transportation spending,

Both the Washington House and Senate budgets would lock in billions and billions of car-centered highway spending
for the next 16 years!
Sixteen years from now, it will be too late.

Send a letter to your state Senator. 

A circle of three objects, salmon, leaf, bird.

The Washington Environmental Council website has a new look, and focus

WEC. Clean air. Clean water. Sustainable forests. This is the Washington we all deserve.
Click to enlarge — Back to Return

« Actions you can take
« An events calendar
« Our work, accomplishments
« Stories and Volunteer Hub
Stay in the loop

Many voters across Washington State will have an opportunity to vote in an April special election this month!
— Washington Environmental Council

Clean and Affordable Energy Conference. June 2 & 10 9 am - 12 pm PT.

Thank Senator Van De Wege
for passing a Clean Fuel Standard!

Clean Fuels Now. Cartoon of lightning striking tow leaves.

After three years of passing the House of Representatives, the Senate finally moved the Clean Fuel Standard forward.

National Actions

Tell world leaders:
Deliver on Climate Justice — 350.org


Biden’s first 100 days and how we can keep that momentum going.

Tuesday, April 20 | Noon-12:45 PT


Sign the petition and become a citizen co-sponsor of The Judiciary Act of 2021

Restore integrity to the Supreme Court.


Climate Hawks Vote logo banner

What spends $3.8 trillion dollars actively destroying our planet and polluting our atmosphere?

Tell big banks: “Stop funding fossil fuel projects that are super-charging climate change.”


“I saw the impact of Superstorm Sandy firsthand
Sign Beth’s Petition


Biden refuses to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline, despite campaign pledges on
Tribal Relations and Climate
Send him a letter! — 350.org

Dakota Access has begun work on a pump station just north of Des Moines that would allow it to double the flow oil across Iowa.
Please take a few minutes to take these critical actions — Fallon Forum


We showed up at Liberty Mutual’s headquarters with a billboard they couldn’t ignore!

Liberty Mutual. Get your Head out of the tar sands. Ostrich jamming it's head into a sand dune, and splashing oil.
Insure our future, not fossil fuels. On yellow sides of truck box, in front of Liberty Mutual.

Climate in Politics

Energy Secretary Granholm Talks Clean Energy, Jobs, & Justice With LCV

LCV Statement on The American Jobs Plan

LVC Letter about the Build Back Better agenda

Local/Regional News

How to heal a river

A groundbreaking water sustainability plan could restore Vancouver Island’s Koksilah river
— The Narwhal

Deliberative Democracy and Climate Justice Assemblies

National Democratic Institute panelists provide an overview of deliberative democracy and an in-depth look at local-level, climate justice assemblies.

Community Conversation:
Award-winning documentary2040” & the Climate Crisis in King County

Movie 2040. Young family planting a tree.

Lecture / Panel / Movie
Sunday, Apr. 25 | 12 pm — 2 pm PT

National/International News



Book - Defending the Arctic Refuge. Arctic ruminating quadrupeds near the camera.

A Photographer, an Indigenous Nation, and a Fight for Environmental Justice
By Finis Dunaway

Inspiration

Xerox and Wurlitzer will merge
To produce reproductive organs.


Artificial intelligence is no
match for natural stupidity.


“I think Congressmen should wear uniforms,
You know, like NASCAR drivers, so we could
Identify their corporate sponsors.”


Yarns from the Farm blog.
Nan Bray sitting with her shepherd dog, in front of her sheep and hillside in Tasmania, AU.

A note to my Yarns from the Farm Readers—I’ve started another series for our local newspaper on biodiversity…”

Cheers, Nan

View the Biodiversity Series
View A Climate Basics Series

Cover of A Sand County Almanac. Drawing of a waterfowl in a marsh.

4. Thinking Like a Mountain

“Aldo Leopold argued eloquently for the idea of human obligation to maintain the health of the land through what he called a conservation land ethic—the concept that land is to be loved and respected.”