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“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 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


Read the Lummi's letter to the Army Corps of Engineers here.

Now, do your part.


Totem Journey

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:

Our Shared Responsibility--Seattle


Link to Grist article:

Treaty Rights and Totem Poles

How one tribe is carving out a resistance to coal. By Amber Cortes

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


(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



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.