Hot Off the Wire — 7/31/2021

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Newsletter For Future

Edition 4

This brand new edition covers all you need to know about fossil fuels from the climate perspective. Read how fossil fuels have contributed to the narrative of the climate crisis and what some activists are doing to kick fossil fuels out, learn about solutions and more!

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LCV. League of Conservation Voters. Our earth is worth fighting for.

Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, and Congressional Leaders Rally for Climate Action Outside the Capitol

. . . stressing the importance of transformational investments in climate, jobs, and justice, as well as the urgent need to put our nation fully on the path to 100% clean energy and cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2030.

Attendees

Senator Ben Ray Lujan
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester
Rep. Melanie Stansbury
Rep. Mike Levin
Mustafa Santiago Ali
LCV’s Tiernan Sittenfeld

LCV and Climate Power Announce $10 Million Nationwide July-long Paid Media Campaign in Support of Congress Delivering Clean Energy and Climate Investments Necessary to Meet the Moment

Regional Actions

Sierra Club WA State | N. Olympic Group

Protect the State Forests of Dabob Bay

Marmot Pass in the Olympics

350.org Seattle. Blue and green with trees.

Agents of Change: Direct Action Training Series

August 2 | 6-7:30 pm
at Jefferson Park, Seattle
More Information

Pro Rail Strategies for Federal Action
Deadline: Tue Aug 10 3:45pm

Rail expansion and improvement is a viable solution within the transportation sector for averting climate disaster.


Whatcom County, WA is the first local government in the U.S. to use land-use code amendments to permanently prohibit new refineries

Let’s make Clallam next!
— Stand.earth

Local/Regional News

My wife, Darlene, wrote to the WA State Treasurer to discover what he can do about climate change.

He wrote back, insuring her that he is doing everything legally possible to address climate impacts to the WA State financial system.

The Seal of the State of Washington -1889

July 7, 2021

TO:  Washington State Regulated Financial Institutions

RE:  DFI Alert on Systemic Risk of Climate Change and Related Financial Risks



National Actions

National/International News

Secretary Haaland to welcome totem pole in DC on National Mall

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Kwel’ Hoy: We Draw the Line

National Museum of the American Indian
July 2, 2021–September 9, 2021

Photos: Native American Totem Pole Blessing Ceremony

This totem pole traveled across the country as part of a campaign to protect sacred tribal lands.
— The Washingtonian

Settlers Have an Obligation to Defend Treaty Rights, Too

“The treaties are not just a concern for Indigenous people. They were entered into by the U.S. government, and as citizens, we have a responsibility to ensure our government honors that law.”

Eileen Flanagan-Inspiring Positive change.
Head-shot of Eileen Flanagan, smiling broadly.

You may remember Eileen went to the Line 3 Pipeline protest.
She has returned with stories to tell,
“Leaving was harder than going.”


Amid summer of fire and floods, a moment of truth for climate action

‘We are all in the same boat,’ says one diplomat from the developing world. ‘That is what this summer is telling us.’
— The Washington Post

Suffering the Heat of Climate Change, Cities Seek Retribution

Baltimore is suing major oil and gas companies for spurring the climate crisis and the rising temperatures that have an outsized impact on low-income, urban areas.
— Yes! Magazine



New bank links to Myanmar junta and atrocities found

19 international banks together invest over US$65 billion in shares of companies with ties to the Myanmar military junta.
— BankTrack

Europe Reduces Waste by Guaranteeing the Right to Repair

Legislation is pushing back against a waste-based economy by requiring companies to help customers fix their appliances and electronics.
— Yes! Magazine

Inspiration

All We Can Save”:
As Climate Disasters Wreck Our Planet, Women Leaders Are Key to Solving the Crisis
— DemocracyNow! interview

Book, All We Can Save
GoodReads and Random House

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


The image captures the line of bubbles the whale leaves as he creates an acoustic net to trap small fish and then scoop them up.

7. Enhancing Biodiversity 2: Grazing

“. . . grazing in farmland and bush is, like chocolate and carbon dioxide, a good thing in moderation.”