Local / Regional News
Clallam County PUD endorses dam removal
County Public Utility District joins the City of Port Angeles in supporting breaching the lower snake dams and replacing their services. Read more from Save our Wild Salmon.
Local timber sale updates
May 23 and May 30– The Center for Responsible Forestry says:
“Just a few weeks left to stop the approval of TCB23 and Power Plant timber sales. Commissioners French and Johnson have decided they do not support a pause at this time.
“This news is extremely disappointing but we can keep up the pressure and urge them to reconsider before June 6th, when the sales are up for approval by the Board of Natural Resources.
“We need LIVE public comment at the County Commissioners meetings, Tue. at 10:00am, May 23 & 30. See instructions and comment guide . “
Wood pellet plant causes worries in Longview, WA – Read more here.
June 1-4: 350.org’s Deep Roots Action PNW Camp
Learn & practice nonviolent direct action skills, connect with others in the forest & climate defense communities, and sleep under the stars! Register here.
June is Orca Action Month in Washington
June 6: Sign up for public comment to pause local TCB23 and Power Plant timber sales at the June 6th Board of Natural Resources Meeting. Link HERE. See comment guide .
June 11: Help stop invasive green crabs! Training in Sequim
Sea Grant and WSU are launching a new volunteer-based early detection program for invasive green crabs. Contact Emilee Carpenter for more info. Registration link. June 11, 2-4 p.m. Dungeness River Nature Center, 1943 W Hendrickson Rd, Sequim
Orion magazine highlights new nature books here.
By fighting the ozone hole, we accidentally saved ourselves
With the Montreal Protocol, life on Earth dodged a bullet we didn’t even know was headed our way. Read more from Hakai magazine here.
PNW Bicycling joys from the Sightline Institute
National / International News and Actions
Nevada company makes millions off Western water shortage
A new breed of water brokers is making a mint. Read more from Grist here.
Video: Ted Talk- The Blind Spots of the Green Energy Transition
How solar farms took over the California desert
We may be solving one climate problem while creating others. Read more from the Guardian here.
Video: Legal bullying tactics
Video: Fossil fuel corporations and forest fires
We need an energy revolution
As a climate scientist, educator, and lead author for U.S. national climate assessments, Katharine Hayhoe is devoted to exposing diverse—sometimes suspicious—audiences to the cataclysmic events happening right before our eyes as a result of climate change. She joins PBS’ Amanpour & Co for an interview.
Maybe we should have called this planet “ocean”
Because then we’d be paying more attention to some truly freaky data, says Bill McKibben. Read more here.
Podcast: Failing to save the earth — Listen to stories of unexpected successes from Water Protectors and Land Defenders who are pushing the envelope of frontline resistance to environmental, climate, and social injustices.
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