Category Archives: Off the Wire

Hot Off the Wire — 5/24/2019


Satellite airmass image of the N Pacific for 16May2019. The image shows an unusual mid-May train of storms across the north Pacific ocean.

This isn’t your father’s atmosphere. The climate has changed. This is climate breakdown.”
— Daily Kos

Opinion

Facing Down “Environmental Grief” — Scientific American

Take Action

Regional Action

Murray & Kilmer Reintroduce Wild Olympics Bill: Vow To “Get It Done”
— Sierra Club Washington State

Thank Governor Inslee For Stepping Up On Climate! — NRDC Action Fund

Stop Fracking in California – Now and Forever — MoveOn

National Action

Watch the Promise Tour highlight video from Promise to Protect

Ecosystems of Change:
Partnering Across Sectors to Increase the Impact of Sustainability Efforts — Stanford
May 28, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am PDT | online via Zoom
Register Today!

Tell our new leaders in Congress to push for a Green New Deal and stop fossil fuels now!
— Greenpeace

Add your name: Support a Green New Deal That Fixes Our Food System — Daily Kos

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Inslee changes tune, opposes Washington fossil-fuel projects — AP

Low snowpack, hot spring lead to drought declaration for nearly half of Washington state
— Seattle Times

NO on I-976 effort ramps up with campaign launch in Olympia
Sign up for campaign updates

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

How scientists are trying to predict wildfire movement — PBS video

National/International News

Over 1,351 Climate Strikes in 110 Countries Planned for Friday as Global Revolt Escalates
— Common Dreams

News about controlling the energy industry

No more Climate Change at The Guardian — Daily Kos
The preferred terms are “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown”

Jay Inslee is writing the climate plan the next president should adopt — Vox
More than a campaign document, it’s an instruction manual.

A key to fighting climate change could be right under our feet — Earth-Food-Life

This week, we take a look at the report that finds a million species of plants and animals are now at risk of going extinct, and many could disappear within the next decade.

Inspiration

Artists harness the power of fire and ice to shape attitudes on climate change — PBS video

When it comes to global warming,
it’s not simply
belief vs. denial of the problem.

Hot Off the Wire – 5/16/2019

Opinion

Arundhati Roy: Capitalism Is “a Form of Religion” Stopping Solutions to Climate Change & Inequality – DemocracyNow! video

Take Action

Regional Action

Salish Splash! – Celebrating Orca Recovery – June 13th
Jump into the Salish Sea to support Orca Recovery
– Washington Environmental Council

Call on networks and newsrooms to discuss climate change with the urgency this crisis merits – 350.org

The Roadmap Conference is the nation’s largest
annual conference on
electric and smart mobility

Take an EcoChallenge Northwest Earth Institute

Dammed to extinction, Southern Resident Orcas are starving. Time is running out! – Change.org

Help build a “Free The Snake” Canoe
When you donate, your name will be carved into the inside edge of the canoe. – Coalition to Restore the Columbia and Snake River

Women Talk Climate 

A year in the making, we are so excited to share this short film with you! 

Support the Women Talk Climate Project

Thank Gov. Inslee for speaking out against fracked gas! – Sierra Club

Add Your Name to Support Jay’s 100% Clean Energy for America Plan – Jay Inslee Campaign
You can read the plan online anytime right here

National Action

We all need to work at the grass roots level to talk about climate change. Our work is to explain the climate problem to as many people as possible using the Climate Stick.

We need television news to call the climate crisis exactly what it is: a climate crisis – 350.org

Join us in Detroit on July 30th to help change history
– Sunrise Movement

Sign the petition telling Biden to move the whole Democratic field towards real climate action. – Greenpeace

Uber and Lyft can do better. But they won’t without a little nudge – Sierra Club

“Transform Yourself
with Climate Truth”

A radical new self-help book for facing climate truth, accepting your fear of collapse, and becoming the hero humanity needs

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Oregon denied the Clean Water Act certification for the Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas export project – Sierra Club

OSU Research Confirms that Big Timber is Oregon’s Leading Source of GHG Emissions – Sierra Club

National/International News

Labor leaders from across the country discuss what a Green New Deal could mean for workers
Peoples Climate Movement

Shocking UN Report Warns up to a Million Species are at Risk of Extinction Due to Human Activity – DemocracyNow! video

The Road to the Green New Deal visits Paradise, CA
– Sunrise Movement

Groundbreaking Report Shows the United States Can Lead the Way Toward Climate Recovery Without Economic Hardship
– Our Children’s Trust

North Dakota, Washington state at odds over oil train rules
– Associated Press

Democratic presidential candidates zero in on climate
– Chron.com

Find out how climate chaos already threatens corporate
America’s bottom line – Sierra Club

Our 2019 Electric Vehicle Guide is Here – Sierra Club

Inspiration

How do we live with the sense of urgency that the climate crisis triggers, while maintaining mental and physical health and wellbeing?

Click to RSVP for the call

Why your brain doesn’t register the words ‘climate change’ – Grist

A Gentlemen’s Guide To Rape Culture – Medium.com

100% Clean electricity is just the beginning – Climate Solutions

Hot Off the Wire – 5 /9/2019

Opinion

The Great Filter – Are We Almost Past It?
An essay by Robin Hanson – Sept. 15, 1998

Take Action

Regional Action

PSE Executive Listening Session May 22nd – Sierra Club WA

National Action

Final stop of the Road to a Green New Deal Tour
Sign up to watch the Livestream with OAC

– Sunrise Movement

Tell the Democratic National Committee: Hold a climate debate
– Credo

Watch Sierra Forum: The Green New Deal, Tackling Climate Change & Inequity

It’s time to tell the Trump administration to throw out its drill-at-all-costs agenda – NRDC

Will you tell Representative Kilmer thank you for supporting climate action? – Sierra Club

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Washington powers a new path toward clean energy future
– Medium.com

A Special Update from Rocky Mountain Institute

National/International News

Extinction Rebellion Takes London and the UK Declares Climate Emergency – CACE blogs

Inspiration

Your Newest Tool to Tackle Food Waste: Meal Prep Mate

How to cook what you’ll eat, eat what you cook, and save on your grocery bills, too. – NRDC

Hot Off the Wire – 4/27/2019

“Dammed to Extinction”

May 4, Port Townsend, WA

Other Showings

Opinion

How Will Future Generations Remember Our Time?
– Yes! Magazine

A Market-Driven Green New Deal? We’d Be Unstoppable
– The New York Times

Take action

Regional Action

Thank your legislators for their work this session on climate

E-mail your Senator today! – Washington Conservation Voters

E-mail your Senator today! – Washington Conservation Voters

Stand with the Heiltsuk – Raven Trust

Take a moment to say thank you to the senators and representatives that supported our groundbreaking clean energy legislation. – Climate Solutions

National Action

Sign our petition to support a #ClimateDebate
– Youth Climate Strike

Stop Trump from leaving the Paris Climate Agreement!
Sierra Club

Sierra Club Webinar with the magazine Editor
May 2, 2019 11:00 AM in Pacific Time
Sierra Forum: The Green New Deal

Climate News

Local/Regional News

A closer look at Washington’s superb new 100% clean electricity bill – Vox.com

Meaningful Movies PT –
How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change.

Bipartisan Engagement Pays Off – Biochar Bill Passes!
Donate to CarbonWA

Do you have questions about 5-G cellular?
The Environmental Health Trust

National/International News

Passion and Perseverance

The Sierra Club has written a letter to the Nobel Committee, supporting the nomination of Swedish high schooler Greta Thunberg to receive this year’s Nobel Peace Prize

Chicago Goes All-In on
Clean Energy
Sierra Club

On April 10, Chicago became the largest city in the US to commit to 100% clean energy. A resolution passed unanimously by the city council will enable the metropolis of 2.7 million to power all of its buildings with clean, renewable energy by 2035.

Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act:
The Strongest Climate Bill Ever.

Dallas Goldtooth: Hold Banks Accountable for Financing Climate Chaos & Violating Indigenous Rights – DemocracyNow! Video

The world’s happiest people already have a Green New Deal, and they love it – Waging Nonviolence

Green New Deal advocates in the United States should look to the Nordic countries for inspiration on how to overcome the 1 percent and address climate change.

Resources on the Green New Deal – Olympic Climate Action

Inspiration

The Grief and Gratitude Lodge
The Zen Dome on Marrowstone Saturday, May 11th, 2019

“We Can Be Whatever We Have the Courage to See”

Molly Crabapple’s Art Breathes Life Into Green New Deal
– DemocracyNow! Interview

Hot Off the Wire – 4/20/2019

Take action

Regional Action

Urge your Washington state legislators to stand up for
clean energy, clean cars, and climate action.

Here’s what you need to know about these five critical bills:

  • SB 5116 would set a target of moving Washington State to 100 percent clean energy by 2045
  • HB 1110 would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation industry — the largest emitter of climate-busting carbon pollution in the state
  • HB 1112 would phase out harmful “HFCs” — powerful climate-changing gases that threaten human health and the environment
  • SB 5811 would require a percentage of cars sold in WA be zero-emission vehicles
  • HB 1257 would help make buildings more energy efficient
  • House Speaker Frank Chopp: (360) 786-7920 ·         
  • Majority Leader Pat Sullivan: (360) 786-7858 ·         
  • Majority Caucus Chair Eric Pettigrew: (360) 786-7838

Support the Healthy Environment for All Act – Washington Conservation Voters

Please Pass the HEAL Act off the House Floor– Alliance for Jobs & Clean Energy

Tell your legislators that Washington needs a Clean Fuel Standard like the rest of the West Coast – Climate Solutions

Call on the Washington State Senate to Address Our Wildfire Crisis – Add Your Name to dedicate $62.5 million a year for wildfire

National Action

Chip in now to Power the Amazon Spring

The Amazon is home to 10% of the species on the planet, produces 20% of our oxygen, and sucks in and stores more carbon pollution than any other place on Earth.
This magical forest is literally helping keep us all alive!

Tell BlackRock: Vote to make big corporate polluters take action on the climate crisis!

Thank Murray and Cantwell for standing up for our environment and voting no on Bernhardt’s confirmation – NRDC Actin Fund

2020 Presidential Candidates must debate environmental policy
– MoveOn and Youth Climate Strike

It’s time to end the climate silence once and for all.
Demand a Democratic debate where climate justice is front and center.

Have you wondered what electric vehicles are like up close?  

Find your nearest Drive Electric Earth Day event!

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Activists rally for woman on hunger strike Supporting Orcas
– Peninsula Daily News

Fort Worden State Park
will host first-ever Global Earth Repair Conference in Port Townsend

State bicycle facilities and pedestrian walkways plan – WSDOT

San Fransisco and Chico Declare A Climate Emergency
– The Climate Mobilization

WA House passes 100% Clean Electricity SB 5116
– NW Energy Coalition

Go solar and support the Sierra Club – Get a Savings Estimate
$1,000 for you, $1,000 for the Sierra Club

This is a HUGE victory for fish habitat protection – Sound Action

National/International News

A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
– The Intecept and the Sunrise Movement

The Chrysalis Symposium: Courageous Transformation for the Climate Crisis – Oregon State University

Join Spring Creek Project for an afternoon symposium with climate change thought leaders, practical workshops, and a reception with community discussions to help make the connections we’ll need for the years ahead.
When: Sunday, May 5, 2019 from Noon to 7:30 p.m.
Where: LaSells Stewart Center in Corvallis, Oregon (875 SW 26th St)

Recent Sierra Club milestone accomplishments, including the
re-introduced Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act

Is there really Environmental Inequity? – Video by The Years Project

Winona LaDuke Calls for Indigenous-Led “Green New Deal”
– DemocracyNow! Video

Meet the Famed Climate Attorney Who Superglued Herself Outside Shell’s U.K. HQ – DemocracyNow! Video

350.org on Trump’s executive order to expedite pipeline permits

Juliana v. United States Case, will be heard on June 4th, 2019

Climate crisis: today’s
children face lives with tiny carbon footprints
– The Guardian

Next generation must keep their own carbon levels at a fraction of their grandparents’ in order to prevent catastrophe

Sierra Forum: Protect the Arctic Refuge – 37 min.

Inspiration

Hot Off the Wire – 4/14/2019

Take action

Regional Action

Sign up to gather postcards for climate action!

“We need to break through the noise of behind-the-scenes influences with a more personal touch.”
– The Washington Environmental Council

2019 Tribes and First Nations Climate Change Summit (link pending)
July 30-31, 2019 — Save the Date
Northern Quest Casino
Airway Heights, WA (near the Spokane Airport)

Sign on: Demand the Senate pass
the Oil Spill Prevention Bill
– Daily KOS

Tell your Legislators: Invest in Clean Energy Priorities and Affordable Homes
Enter your information to email your Legislators.
– Washington Conservation Voters

100% Clean Electricity Act SB 5116 
Clean Buildings for Washington Act HB 1256 
The Healthy Environment for All Act SB 5489 
Email your legislators today asking them to support bold, equitable climate action this session

Online Letter Writing Workshop to Stop Fracked Gas
Tuesday, April 16th — 6:30-8:00 PM — The Sierra Club

Tell the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency:
Protect us from PSE’s fracked gas facility.
— The Sierra Club

What is North of Falcon?
And Why Does it Matter To the Southern Residents?


Please send your comments

Join the Promise to Protect Training in Seattle the weekend of April 27/28
This training is offered twice — Saturday and Sunday. Sign up for one day!
RSVP for Saturday 4/27
RSVP for Sunday 4/28 — 350.org Seattle

The Healthy Washington For All
(HEAL) Act (SB 5479)
Please email your legislators today

Clean fuels are within our grasp! — Climate Solutions
HB 1110 has passed the House and is making its way through the Senate. Your voice is crucial.

100% Clean Electricity for Washington – E-mail your legislators
– Washington Conservation Voters

National Action

Online Forum – The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Thursday, April 11 – 11:00 a.m. PT – Sierra Club

The Sunrise Movement Needs Your Help
– C
all your Members of Congress asking them to co-sponsor the Green New Deal
– Keep up-to-date with the Sunrise Movement
– We’d much rather you join us in the streets, but if you’re not able to, you can support our Sunrise volunteers.

Thank Rep. Kilmer for supporting the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act
– NRDC Action Fund

Clean & Affordable Energy Conference, May 3 in Boise, ID – The Energy Activist

It’s shareholder meeting season! – Support Fossil Banks No Thanks
Give $1.98 to protest fossil-fuel funding banks – 198 Methods

Climate News

Local/Regional News

How Tribes Are Harnessing Cutting-Edge Data to Plan for Climate Change – Yes!
Climate change is already damaging Indigenous ways of life. But tribes are adapting.

WA Appeal Court Sides With Ken (The Reluctant Radical)
“Valve Turner” Ken Ward allowed to present a Necessity Defense for his actions.

Spring Newsletter: We Defend the West
– Western Environmental Law Center

The Pacific Northwest is The Thin Green Line

The Pacific Northwest stands squarely between the most voracious energy markets in the world and huge fossil fuel deposits in the interior of North America

National/International News

The End of Ice: Dahr Jamail on Climate Disruption – DemocracyNow! Interview

House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis first hearing – YouTube
Generation Climate: Young Leaders Urge Climate Action Now!

ClimateCast – The week in Clean Energy Solutions
Celebrate Earth Day in many different ways.

Inspiration

Meditation for Climate Emergency – A special Call series
The call will take place Sunday April 14 at 2:30pm Pacific
Learn about tools for maintaining balance and wellness while working to restore a safe climate. 


Fox News reporter gets live surprise by a well-informed supporter of The Green New Deal
– Daily KOS

Hot Off the Wire – 4/2/2019

Please take a moment to contact your Washington State Legislators in the table below with these important messages on legislation tomorrow and Thursday

Take action

Regional Action

HB 1112 – HFC Phase-out – Due date: 4/4/2019 – Message:

Please vote yes on HB 1112 in your Senate Ways and Means Committee.  I support this bill, which phases out the sale and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are primarily used as refrigerants, by 2024.  HFCs are extremely potent greenhouse gases with existing alternatives for their use.

HB 1578 – Oil Transport safety – Due date: 4/4/2019 – Message:

Please vote yes on HB 1578 in your Senate Ways & Means committee.  The proven oil spill prevention tools in this bill would ensure that vessels carrying crude oil in high risks areas have the same requirements as oil tankers.

Senate Ways & Means Committee Members:

Sen NameParty / LDEmail
PalumboD / 1guy.Palumbo@leg.wa.gov
BeckerR / 2randi.Becker@leg.wa.gov
BilligD / 3andy.billig@leg.wa.gov
MulletD / 5mark.Mullet@leg.wa.gov
BrownR / 8Sharon.Brown@leg.wa.gov
SchoeslerR / 9mark.Schoesler@leg.wa.gov
BaileyR / 10barbara.Bailey@leg.wa.gov
HasegawaD / 11bob.Hasegawa@leg.wa.gov
WarnickR / 13judy.Warnick@leg.wa.gov
HoneyfordR / 15jim.Honeyford@leg.wa.gov
L WilsonR / 17Lynda.Wilson@leg.wa.gov
RiversR / 18ann.Rivers@leg.wa.gov
BraunR / 20john.Braun@leg.wa.gov
LiiasD / 21marko.Liias@leg.wa.gov
HuntD / 22sam.Hunt@leg.wa.gov
RolfesD / 23christine.Rolfes@leg.wa.gov
Van De WegeD / 24kevin.VanDeWege@leg.wa.gov
DarneilleD / 27jeannie.Darneille@leg.wa.gov
ConwayD / 29steve.Conway@leg.wa.gov
KeiserD / 33 karen.Keiser@leg.wa.gov
CarlyleD / 36reuven.Carlyle@leg.wa.gov
WagonerD / 39keith.Wagoner@leg.wa.gov
PedersenD / 43jamie.Pedersen@leg.wa.gov
FrocktD / 46david.Frockt@leg.wa.gov

HB 1580 – Orca / vessel separation – Message:

Please vote yes for HB 1580 in your Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources and Parks committee.   I support this bill, which enhances Orca recovery by reducing their foraging interference by marine vessels.

Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks Committee Members:

Sen NameParty / LDEmail
ShortR / 7shelly.Short@leg.wa.gov
WarnickR / 13judy.Warnick@leg.wa.gov
HoneyfordR / 15jim.Honeyford@leg.wa.gov
RolfesD / 23christine.Rolfes@leg.wa.gov
Van De WegeD / 24kevin.VanDeWege@leg.wa.gov
SalomonD / 32jesse.Salomon@leg.wa.gov
McCoyD / 38john.McCoy@leg.wa.gov

SB 5873 – Community Forests – Due date: 4/3/2019 – Message:

Please vote yes on SB 5873 for community forests in your House Rural Development committee.  I support this bill, which provides grant funding to local governments, tribes, and non-profits to purchase, protect, and sustainably manage important forest lands.

House Rural Development Committee Members:

Rep NameParty / LDEmail
RamosD  / 5bill.Ramos@leg.wa.gov
KretzR / 7joel.Kretz@leg.wa.gov
DyeR / 9mary.Dye@leg.wa.gov
SchmickR / 9joe.Schmick@leg.wa.gov
DentR / 13tom.Dent@leg.wa.gov
ChandlerR / 15bruce.Chandler@leg.wa.gov
J WalshR / 19Jim.Walsh@leg.wa.gov
BlakeD  / 19brian.Blake@leg.wa.gov
OrcuttR / 20ed.Orcutt@leg.wa.gov
ChapmanD  / 24mike.Chapman@leg.wa.gov
FitzgibbonD / 34joe.Fitzgibbon@leg.wa.gov
PettigrewD / 37eric.Pettigrew@leg.wa.gov
LekanoffD / 40debra.Lekanoff@leg.wa.gov
ShewmakeD / 42sharon.Shewmake@leg.wa.gov
SpringerD / 45larry.Springer@leg.wa.gov

SB 5116 – 100% Clean Electricity – Due date: 4/4/2019 – Message:

Please vote yes on E2SSB 5116 in your House Finance committee.  This bill creates landmark legislation, which is very important to me.  Please preserve target dates for coal plant shutdown by 2025 and carbon neutral electricity by 2030.  Please limit opportunities for utilities to avoid being held accountable to these dates.

House Finance Committee Members:

Rep NameParty / LDEmail
VickR / 18brandon.Vick@leg.wa.gov
OrcuttR / 20ed.Orcutt@leg.wa.gov
ChapmanD / 24mike.Chapman@leg.wa.gov
YoungR / 26jesse.Young@leg.wa.gov
StokesbaryR / 31drew.Stokesbary@leg.wa.gov
OrwallD / 33 tina.Orwall@leg.wa.gov
FrameD / 36noel.Frame@leg.wa.gov
TarletonD / 36gael.Tarleton@leg.wa.gov
MorrisD / 40jeff.Morris@leg.wa.gov
MacriD / 43nicole.Macri@leg.wa.gov
SpringerD / 45larry.Springer@leg.wa.gov
WalenD / 48amy.Walen@leg.wa.gov
WylieD / 49 sharon.Wylie@leg.wa.gov