Puget Sound’s iconic orcas are in deep trouble. Plunging salmon populations, pollution, and oil tanker traffic are all hurting the roaming pods of whales.
HERE is a petition to Washington’s governor Jay Inslee demanding emergency action to help the orcas.
Solar Fest– it’s a day of fun in the sun for solar energy enthusiasts. Featuring workshops, information booths, tech exhibits, solar-powered model car races, and more. Plus GreenBaes will be there, gathering petition signatures for the OFF Act.
Find out more HERE.
It’s official! After lots of signature-gathering (some by your hosts here at GreenBaes), I-1631 will be on the ballot in Washington State. We have an amazing opportunity to lead the country in switching to renewables in an economically just way.
If you’re a Washington resident, we need your support. Visit the Yes on 1361 website for info on what you can do to help!
Puget Sound Energy, the unscrupulous company which has been trying to build a dangerous natural gas plant in Tacoma, is coming for Seattle. The proposed $47-million ‘North Seattle Lateral Upgrade’ is a fracking and gas pipeline project that would immediately endanger the Seattle area and would produce three million metric tons of carbon every year. That’s a 3% increase to Washington’s total emissions– more than the city of Seattle itself emits annually!
Please call, email, or write to your elected officials and tell them to fight the permit on this project!
Black Diamond, Washington is facing an environmental problem: the coal mine which closed over 50 years ago due to nonviability might be reopened under the Trump Administration’s obsessive plans to promote coal. This would be an environmental disaster for the small town.
Sign a petition HERE to help the residents say no to coal pollution in their town!
Today kicks off a week of action in Washington State’s 7th District to persuade Rep. Pramilla Jayapal to back the OFF Act (H.R. 3671). This legislation would map out an economically just transition for the United States from a fossil fuel economy to a renewable economy by 2035.
How to help:
- Sign as a citizen cosponsor of the OFF Act HERE
- Call Rep. Jayapal’s office on Wednesday, May 30th
- Email Rep. Jayapal’s office on Wednesday, May 30th
- Tweet at Rep. Jayapal, asking her to support the OFF Act, on May 30th
- Sign up for a literature drop at Jayapal’s office (stay tuned for details)
Fellow Washington residents: once again, we have an opportunity to lead the country with a bold plan to tax big polluters and use that revenue for environmentally friendly job creation. To get this measure on the ballot, we need more signatures. Find out how to help on Facebook, Twitter, or the Yes on 1631 website.
A new bill would give hydroelectric dams protection– at the expense of salmon all across the Northwest. This bill–HR 3144– has passed the US House of Representatives, but can still be killed in the Senate. Call, write, or ResistBot your Senators now and tell them to vote NO on killing salmon.
Between the proposed Kinder Morgan Pipeline and other planned fossil fuel projects, the Pacific Northwest waterways are in danger. One proposal to stop our beautiful shores from being turned into an oily mess: a petition to the Canadian government to close the Pacific Northwest coast to oil tankers. Sign the petition HERE.
Justin Trudeau is busy breaking promises.
First, he promised Indigenous people that he would develop nation-to-nation relationships and respect the sovereignty of First Nations peoples, including the right to refuse development projects on their land.
Second, he signed the Paris Climate Accord, which committed Canada (and every other signatory country) to reducing their carbon emissions enough to prevent irreversible climate damage.
Signing off on construction of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, which is strongly opposed by Indigenous and non-Indigenous local governments on both sides of the Canadian border, directly undermines both of those goals.
Some brave activists are currently blocking construction while other activists are fighting the pipeline in the courts. HERE is a petition in support of the protesters, as well as a script for calling the Canadian Embassy.