Trump energy policies save billions for industry at a cost of human lives

...not to mention the other critters out there...this per the Trump administration's own figures: https://www.nola.com/environment/2019/01/trump-rollbacks-on-fossil-fuels-will-save-industry-money-but-cost-lives.html

White House response to IPCC climate report: “Lalalalala”

"This disaster is going to be as bad—as very, very bad—as we make it." From Elizabeth Kolbert at the New Yorker: What Is Donald Trump’s Response to the U.N.’s Dire Climate Report? The U.N.’s scientific advisory board sounds a piercing alarm on climate change, but the President doesn’t seem to hear it. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/22/what-is-donald-trumps-response-to-the-uns-dire-climate-report More New …

Climate Science Special Report

"WASHINGTON — Directly contradicting much of the Trump administration’s position on climate change, 13 federal agencies unveiled an exhaustive scientific report on Friday that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history of civilization." "Despite the scientific consensus presented in the report, the …

Trump’s “low-energy” thinking on energy

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

Oppose Kinder-Morgan pipeline to protect our water and climate

Letter to the editor from OCA member Lisa Dekker: "Here in our waterway, ecological and economic interests are one and the same, and this pipeline project absolutely must be stopped." http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/letters/letter-trans-mountain-pipeline-expansion-evidence-of-fossil-fuel-industrys-desperation/

Growing alliance of businesses & governments vows to honor Paris accord

Around the world, nations have been reacting to President Trump's announced withdrawal from the Paris climate accord with determination to move ahead in spite of the United States government. And here domestically, a growing coalition of state and local governments, tribes, and businesses are signing on to a declaration to continue honoring the Paris accord …

While Feds fail, locals step up

President Trump's withdrawal from our country's commitment to the Paris climate accord has engendered both dismay and determination around the globe, and here on the Olympic Peninsula, Olympic Climate Action has joined that chorus.  Around the country, groups are now calling for their state and local governments to fill in the void of federal leadership by …

Climate activists & Peninsula officials react to Trump’s pullout from Paris

This Peninsula Daily News story in the wake of Donald Trump's announced withdrawal from the Paris climate accord includes reactions from OCA members, the Local 20/20 sustainability group in Port Townsend, and officials from Clallam County and the Jamestown S'Klallam, Quileute, and Quinault Tribes: https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/peninsula-reacts-to-trumps-decision-to-pull-u-s-from-paris-climate-accord/

Pushback from cities, CEOs

187 leaders of cities around the country representing more than 50 million Americans have signed a pledge to stand by the Paris Accord Major company CEOs voice criticism of DT action

Squeezing money out of poison

A short while ago, unpopular President Trump stood in the White House’s Rose Garden and addressed a group of very old wealthy white men. He told them that they would be able to squeeze a little more money out of poisoning the earth and, fingers crossed, would all die before the earth burned up.  --Walter …

Vigil for Paris Accord

Olympic Climate Action will hold a vigil for the Paris Accord on Friday, June 2, from 5 - 6:30 pm in front of the Federal Bldg. at First and Oak Streets in downtown Port Angeles. We will be there to witness this tragic development and express our profound sadness and disappointment in the President's decision. Wear …

Earth mourns

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-announces-withdrawal-from-paris-climate-accord-but-says-us-will-begin-negotiations-to-re-enter-agreement/ar-BBBLeti

SOS! All hands on deck!

President Trump is reported to be leaning toward completely withdrawing America from the Paris Climate Agreement. This would be one of the most foolish and reckless decisions of any President in history. Scientists estimate that this single act could result in an additional 0.5°C of global warming, which could make the difference between a difficult-but-livable planet and …

Stand for Standing Rock

U.S. Bank, Port Angeles & Sequim Saturday, March 4, 2017, 11 - noon In response to the sudden announcement that the Trump administration plans to abrogate the Environmental Impact Statement process and bulldoze the sovereign rights of indigenous people at Standing Rock in order to push the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) through their ancestral lands, OCA, …

Stand for Standing Rock

U.S. Bank, Port Angeles & Sequim Saturday, February 25, 2017, 11 - noon In response to the sudden announcement that the Trump administration plans to abrogate the Environmental Impact Statement process and bulldoze the sovereign rights of indigenous people at Standing Rock in order to push the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) through their ancestral lands, OCA, …

Bill Moyers on Scott Pruitt

Bill Moyers

Video: Scott Pruitt Will Make America Great — For Polluters In this exclusive web essay, Bill Moyers takes on President Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has a track record of putting the business interests of the energy sector before the environmental and health interests of the public. …

LETTER: Trump threatens to substantially turn back the clock on climate change progress

Peninsula Daily News Tue Jan 31st, 2017 1:30am, Letters to the Editor Far from making America great again, Donald Trump may in fact threaten human civilization by setting in motion runaway climate change beyond the capacity of civilization to cope. The trickiest concept about climate change is the lag time between cause and effect, whereby …

Oppose a “Climate-Denial Cabinet”

Peninsula Daily News story here This issue was discussed at the Clallam County Commissioners' work session on Jan. 17.  One Commissioner, Mark Ozias, pledged to take action on behalf of our community, and deserves our thanks. At our monthly meeting on 1/8/2017, OCA unanimously directed our Executive Committee to write this letter to Washington's Senators, urging them …