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"Producing electricity for the average household in the U.S. each year requires burning 8,079 pounds of coal, and using 5,000 gallons of water. Just for your home."  Mother Jones 


Carbon Sinkers exceed goal in support of Got Green and environmental equity


City Council opposes fast track for Pacific Rim trade pact

Originally published March 30, 2015 at 8:27 pm

Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously passed a resolution opposing the so-called fast-track consideration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

By Daniel Beekman

Seattle Times staff reporter

Burly tradesmen stood shoulder to shoulder with environmental activists and the local chapter of the Raging Grannies on Monday to urge the Seattle City Council to send President Obama and the world’s largest companies a message from the Northwest.


Seattle City Council Moves Resolution to Oppose Fast Track

Sierra Club Organizing Representative, Robin Everett testifies before the Seattle City Council.


 

The Lummi Nation sent a formal request to the US Army Corps of Engineers requesting that they deny a permit for the proposed Cherry Point coal export facility due to treaty rights. #protectourshores

 

 

from our friends at Greenpeace


"Renewable energy isn't only outpacing new fossil fuel capacity, it's also spurring billions of dollars in economic development . . . "


Breathing in diesel exhaust leads to changes 'deep under the hood'

Date:  January 8, 2015

Source:  University of British Columbia

Summary:   Diesel exhaust switches some genes on, while switching others off, by altering the methylation of DNA, scientists say.


China plan to cap CO2 emissions seen turning point in climate talks

BY KATHY CHEN AND STIAN REKLEV

(Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it will set an absolute cap on its CO2 emissions from 2016 just a day after the United States announced new targets for its power sector, signaling a potential breakthrough in tough U.N. climate talks.


Climate Change Study Finds U.S. Is Already Widely Affected

By JUSTIN GILLIS MAY 6, 2014



 

Edmonds Town Hall

Posted on October 3, 2014

Last night the Coal-Free Edmonds team participated in a great town hall on coal and oil safety.  Nearly 200 community members attended the event last night and they were on fire!!  The town hall featured a speaker panel that included Sean Arduzi, Puget Sound Regional Council; Stephanie Solien, Climate Solutions; Terry Finn, BNSF; and Bob Watrus, SSA Marine.