“Chopping down our fence for fuel”

In 1931, the year he died, Thomas Edison told Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, his retirement neighbors in Florida: "We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using nature's inexhaustible sources of energy — sun, wind, and tide. I’d put my money on the sun and …

Declaration of Independence from Fossil Fuels

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary to dissolve our dependence on fuels that have driven so much human development, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that we should declare the causes which impel us to the dissolution. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, …

Climate Resistance kickoff Jan. 31

Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance On January 31, Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance, launches Fossil Free U.S, a campaign led by 350.org, calling for an immediate halt to all fossil fuel projects and a fast and just transition to 100% renewable energy for all. We'll be hosting local kickoff watch parties on the Olympic Peninsula. …

Harvey is a Particularly Urgent Warning

Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, deadly monsoon rains in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, mudslides in Sierra Leone . . . these tragedies deserve our kindest thoughts and our aid for the victims. At the same time, these are grim reminders of the inevitable trajectory of our society's current energy choices.  If we continue to …

Trump’s “low-energy” thinking on energy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/29/opinion/energy-week-rick-perry-trump.html?ref=todayspaper

Pacific NW activists call for a clean break from fossil fuels

OCA participates in regional action in Anacortes Part of a global wave of resistance to keep coal, oil & gas in the ground May 13-15, 2016: A global wave of mass actions targeted the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects, in order to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground and accelerate the just transition to 100% …

Comment on Longview coal export terminal

The biggest potential impact of our state on climate change is not from our own emissions but from the emissions we may facilitate elsewhere, for instance through proposed new coal-export terminals at Cherry Point and Longview.  The Washington Department of Ecology has announced the dates of scoping for the Longview proposal, during which time it …

World economic leader calls for broad energy policy reform

In a speech last week, the Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) called for immediate worldwide reform of economic and political policies to avert climate disaster.  Included in his speech was the imperative that we leave most existing reserves of fossil fuels in the ground and provide a credible and stable …