Come gather to celebrate grassroots organizing and meet the founders of For The People. Show up for Antonio Zamora, who relentlessly gives solidarity to many communities struggling against killer cops, climate change, and fascism. Read More . . .
From Kevin Jones NW Climate and Clean Energy Coalition co-lead
Background: The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) has provided preliminary approval for the Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Tacoma Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) facility. A public disclosure request has revealed that NW Pierce county, portions of SW King county and most of Vashon Island is in the blast zone, should the tank rupture and catch fire.
Moreover, the Environmental Impact Statement actually concludes that use of LNG for shipping, the primary use of this facility, is actually worse for the environment than doing nothing.
Draft Regional Transportation Plan 2040 Open House for Public Review and Comment
Next Tuesday in Port Angeles and Wednesday in Port Townsend is an open house for the Peninsula Transportation Plan (for both the Olympic Peninsula and Kitsap Peninsula).
This is the big picture long term plan for how transportation (all transportation, not just buses) will work on the peninsulas, so it is a great place for people to come and voice the need for more greenhouse gas emission mitigation measures in our transportation system (which second to our forestry practices is the largest source of CO2 on the Olympic Peninsula).
OPEN HOUSE Tuesday, September 3 4:30 – 6:30 pm Port Angeles Main Library 2210 South Peabody Street, PA Take Clallam Transit Route 22
OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, September 4 4:30 – 6:30 pm Port Townsend Public Library 1220 Lawrence Street, PT Jefferson Transit 1, 6A, 8, 11A, 11B
Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Arrives in NYC — DemocracyNow! video Says, “It’s the Biggest Crisis Humanity Has Ever Faced” Gretta in the Americas The 16-year-old climate activist is kickstarting a months-long tour of the Americas. For her first action, she will be joining New York students climate-striking outside the U.N. Friday morning. She will then take to the streets for a massive climate march in New York City on September 20, followed by two U.N. climate summits here. In December, she will attend the COP25 climate summit in Santiago, Chile.
A ‘climate crisis’ has been declared in a special session during the 5th Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders’ Summit and first Conference, echoing the global movement declaring ‘climate emergency.’ — 350.org
Join the fight to #DefendTheAmazon – Web based call to action — Background on what is worsening the fires, and an update on conditions; — Tips for planning a gathering outside your local Brazilian embassy, and — Tools for continuing the work in your own community.
The Arctic is BURNING, with fires so big you can see them from space! Avaaz works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform global decision-making.
Eradicate a plastic disaster from its root A notorious petrochemical giant plans to build a new plastic plant, which is to become one of the biggest of its kind in the world. They are applying for permits to pollute in Louisiana.
Canada On Fire — The Fifth Season is here, and Canada won’t stop burning. From B.C. to the Maritimes and the places in between, 96% of Canada’s communities near forest and grasslands have been ravaged by wildfires for the past three years. — 350.org