“The State Department has estimated that the total number of permanent new jobs created by the pipeline would be 35 — about the same as the handful of new taco trucks in my neighborhood in Seattle. “
Timothy Egan, JAN. 8, 2015, The New York Times
The Lummi Nation today 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
In protest to dirty and dangerous coal and oil proposals members of the Lummi Community embarked on a journey, Our Shared Responsibility-the Land, the Waters, the People, to empower and inform communities all along the rail line, and bring a new level of understanding and engagement to successfully oppose the proposed shipment of an unprecedented volume of coal and oil from the American heartland to the Pacific Coast.
A totem pole, created by the Lummi Nation House of Tears carvers and one of the oldest forms of North American storytelling, joined the journey to remind us of our place within nature, our responsibility to future generations, and our connections to each other and to our communities. At the ceremony, the totem pole was blessed by tribal elders, by community leaders and YOU!
Kwel Hoy': A Totem Pole Journey's event:
Link to Grist article:
Treaty Rights and Totem Poles
How one tribe is carving out a resistance to coal. By Amber Cortes http://exp.grist.org/lummi
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 . . . "
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 talksBY 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.
By JUSTIN GILLIS MAY 6, 2014