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Hot Off the Wire — 11/29/2019

Opinion

Mapped: The 1.2 Billion People Without Electricity

Where are people still living in the dark,
and how are these energy challenges being addressed?

Solutions

REI’s NEW! Opt to Act Plan
52 simple weekly challenges
for a year of action

This Black Friday, REI is kicking-off a year of
action. Join us and Opt to Act all year long by
getting our, cleaning up and taking charge of change.

Regional Actions

Black Friday Climate Strike in Sequim

Friday, November 29, 2019 • 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Verizon Store • 1241 West Washington Street, Sequim , WA 98264

2020 WA Legislative climate briefing webinar
Together we can achieve more real solutions to the climate crisis
in the upcoming 2020 legislative session
Tues. Dec. 3, 2019 | 2 to 3 p.m. | RSVP | Climate Solutions

There are six openings in next week’s 
Adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities 
class which will be held at Padilla Bay Reserve,
Mt. Vernon on December 4-5, 9 am – 4:30 pm. 
The cost is $175 and includes all materials and a catered lunch on both days.

National Actions

198,000+ SIGNATURES FROM 67 COUNTRIES, AND 174 ORGANIZATIONS HAVE SIGNED!
TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AROUND THE GLOBE


Sign the People’s Demands for Climate Justice

295,000+ Signatures from 130 countries, and 403 Organisations have signed the People’s Demands!

Join MN350 Action’s Twitter campaign against the Line 3 pipeline

There’s no time to waste: Tell Congress to advance our
clean energy economy — Washington Conservation Voters

Tell GM, Toyota, and Fiat Chrysler to drop their assault on our climate progress — NRDC

Last week, a group of construction workers at the NYC solar company right Power were fired for organizing to form a union — Sunrise

— 198 Methods

The Cut The Chase Challenge has begun!  #CutTheChaseChallenge !
10 new videos (Check out this one, and this one).

Now it’s your turn:
We want a big push before Black Friday, when credit cards are powerful.
Why Cut the Chase? — Climate Action Rhode Island

  1. Search for #CutTheChaseChallenge on each social media platform:  Facebook … Instagram … Twitter
  2. Share and like the Challenge videos! Help the Challenge gain visibility by amplifying!
  3. Grab your pet or friend and make a video (Instructions, Sign up here for more updates)
  4. Spread the word! bit.ly/CutChaseCards
  5. Don’t forget to send a letter to JPMorgan Chase and any of your card’s companies after you post

Local/Regional News

Clallam Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP)

The Plan should more explicitly address
climate hazards and mitigation

Lower Snake River Dams

Make a comment thru December 24

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

Pick up some Sunrise swag
today and represent the movement in your community

All proceeds go to the fight for our
water, air and home

The Latest News

Hot Off the Wire – 3/10/2019

Take action

City of P.A. needs an Electrical Engineering & Operations Manager to move ahead with the city’s Solar Project.

Regional Action

Demand Healthier buildings for a healthier climate
Climate Solutions

YOUTH CLIMATE STRIKE – Friday, March 15

This year, the legislature must take action to protect our waters and coasts from the risk of disaster. House Bill 1578
Washington Conservation Voters

Join a historic training to prepare to mobilize against the Keystone XL pipeline. Seattle April 27-28 – Native Organizers Alliance

Tell the House Appropriations Committee to Support Oil Spill Prevention! – Washington Conservation Voters

National Action

The South Dakota State Legislature just passed a law that criminalizes opposing the Keystone XL Pipeline.

If Governor Noem signs, protesting, organizing or financing a protest will be a crime.

Help fund now.

Petition the EPA to Regulate Greenhouse Gases
Food and Water Watch

Tell your Senators: It’s Time to Act On Climate Change!
NRDCActionFund

Bring the Green New Deal to every corner of the country.
Sunrise

Don’t let Trump’s EPA allow more dirty, climate-disrupting coal plants! – Sierra Club

Please take action today to stop drilling in the Arctic Refuge!

Support the Green New Deal and build momentum to tackle the climate crisis – MoveOn

Chip in to support Sunrise today as we hold our politicians accountable – Sunrise

Will you submit a comment today to advise Andrew Wheeler, our new EPA Administrator?

Sign the Global Call on Banks, Banks: stop financing fossil fuels – FossilBanks.org

Climate News

Local/Regional News

WA League of Women Voters Environmental legislation analysis
for Climate Change and Energy

(Photo by Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

Governor Inslee joins Democratic presidential field. – Associated Press interview in the Peninsula Daily News


Reversing Energy System Inequity: Urgency and Opportunity During the Clean Energy Transition — NW Energy Coalition

Don’t Frack with Washington

National/International News

Carbon Tax Plans: How They Compare and Why Oil Giants Support One of Them – Inside Climate News

60 Minutes, The climate change lawsuit that could stop the U.S. government from supporting fossil fuels
60 Minutes Streaming Party Toolkit

US scientists say marine heatwaves are sweeping the globe and that it is unstoppable – AlterNet

2020 Candidates Pledge Climate Action – NRDCAction Fund

Sierra Club joins two lawsuits in defense of the Artic Refuge

Ocean heat waves are killing underwater life, threatening biodiversity – National Geographc

FossilFree News – 350.org

Forests, carbon sinks cannot make up for delays in decarbonizing the economy, experts argue – Science Daily

The Green New Deal’s Opponents Are Stuck in the Past – Yes!

Cartoon: The kids doth protest too much

“The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.” – William Happer

How to Talk to Your Parents about Climate Change
Sightline Institute

Inspiration

Teen Climate Activist to Sen. Dianne Feinstein: We Need the Green New Deal to Prevent the Apocalypse
Democracy Now video

Hot Off the Wire – December 29, 2018

Take action

Regional Action

Join the webinar of the Governor’s Southern Resident Orca Task Force – via Puget Sound Partnership

Time for BPA to act on LSR dams: Opinion – via The Spokesman-Review, Spokane

Say to REI: Break Up with US Bank! – via Fossil Free California

Washington deserves to know the real risks of Kalama Methanol – via Washington Conservation Voters

Get training for rallies at legislator’s offices in January for a Green New Deal – via 350.org

Tell SAExploration now: Stay out of the Arctic Refuge! – via Sierra Club

National Action

Give an emergency Tax-Deductible Gift to The Climate Mobilization

350.org Donor Bulletin: December 2018

Tell the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to preserve our public lands in 2019 – via Sierra Club

Say NO to drilling in The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – via Friends of the Earth

Tell BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: Divest from fossil fuels – via Credo Action

Video: Stand with us against the Keystone XL – Indigenous Leaders of North Dakota

Tell House Democrats: Investigate Ryan Zinke                    

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Why Do Washington Voters Struggle With Climate Change Policies? – via Sightline Institute

Port of Kalama denied grant for methanol plant dock and roads – via The Daily News

Kalama Methanol Facility Could Put Taxpayers on the Hook – via Sightline Institute

NW governors optimistic on climate action – via Climate Solutions

National/International News

The Green New Deal, explained – via Vox

Major milestone: 1000+ divestment commitments worth nearly $8 trillion – via GoFossilFree.org

Video: 10 Signs of Climate Progress from 2018 – via The Years Project

In Landmark Agreement, Mass., Eight Other States Vow to Cut Transportation Emissions – via The Boston Globe

Solar on schools advances with open source contracting – via PV Magazin

Thirty Mile High Wave Encircling Earth to Break over North Pole on Christmas Day – via Daily KOS

HSBC bank was called out for their double standard on coal investment – via GoFossilFree.org

What would Jesus do about the climate? – via The Guardian

One Hundred Cities Are Leading the Way to 100 Percent Clean Energy – via Next City

Review the NRDC key legal fights – via NRDC

Watch: Climate Justice Means Migrant Justice on International Migrants Day – via 350.org

2018 in Review: Fossil Fuel Companies Fumble; Clean Energy Bills Set to Take Spotlight – via Sightline Institute

Hot Off the Wire – December 18, 2018

COP24, the speech of 15-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg – via Lifegate

Take action

Regional Action

Ask for your free, limited edition bumper sticker: Make America Green Again – via Sierra Club

Take action for a healthier environment for all Washingtonians:
Legislative Session Activist Sign up – via WA Environmental Council & Washington Conservation Voters

Demand climate action in the 2019 legislative session – via Washington Conservation Voters

2019 can be WA’s year of climate action

Clean energy, clean fuels: We’re all in for climate action. Now. – via Climate Solutions

Can you send an email to JPMorgan Chase’s executives to STOP Keystone XL pipeline – via 350Action

Join the RavenTrust Circle of Allies with a monthly pledge

Keep fracked gas out of Washington!: Submit your Comment! – via Sierra Club WA

National Action

Oppose Oil Drilling in the Arctic’s Beaufort Sea – via NRDC

BREAKING: Zinke just resigned from office – via Sierra Club

Tell your senators to replace him with someone who will work for the public.

Tell Congress: “Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund!” – via Washington Conservation Voters

Tell the EPA: Don’t weaken these clean air and public health protections! – Sierra Club

Support a Green New Deal: sign the petition to Congress – via Daily KOS

Call your member of Congress today: demand they support a Green New Deal – via 350Action

Tell Nancy Pelosi: Put Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Ways and Means Committee

Share what you’d like to see In a Green New Deal – via The Peoples Climate Movement

Stop Trump and Zinke from destroying our public lands to benefit Big Oil:
   Donate $27 or more now! – via Friends of the Earth Action

Watch the 2-minute video “People Power versus Carbon Bombs” – via FossilFree News

Sign the petition: Tell World Leaders to Freeze All Fossil Fuel Development – via 350Action

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Oregon Tops the Charts for Voter Turnout in 2018 – via Sightline Institute

The Reluctant Radical is now available to rent or buy

A Thank-You and update from Pull-Together Canada about the TransMountain expansion

National/International News

Democracy Now! Daily Digest during U.N. Climate Talks

Protesters disrupt US panel’s fossil fuels pitch at climate talks – via The Guardian

The Arctic Ocean has lost 95 percent of its oldest ice
   a startling sign of what’s to come – via The Washington Post

Why Is the Left Ignoring the Bipartisan Carbon Tax Bill? – via RealClear Politics

London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, has declared a climate emergency – via The Guardian

“Paris to Pittsburgh” – Airing on National Geographic December 12th

George Monbiot: Ending Meat & Dairy Consumption Is Needed to Prevent Worst Impacts of Climate Change – via DemocracyNow!

Inspiration

Sightline staff shares their most memorable books of the year

Here’s a way to fight climate change: Empower women – via Wired

Book Review – The Madhouse Effect by Michael Mann and Tom Toles