Climate change

Indigenous activists Roxanne White and Rachel Heaton sing at Divest the Globe protest on October 23. Photos by Sara Bernard

Activists Disrupt Over 100 Bank Branches Across Seattle for Financing Tar Sands Projects

“This movement is not separate from Standing Rock, it’s an extension of it.”

 

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Why Do Self-Driving Cars Get Climate Cred?

Local experts weigh in on why cars could (maybe) be (part of) the answer.

 

Left to right: Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, mayoral staffer Will Lemke, and Mayor Ed Murray ‘test-drive’ an electric car in September 2016. Screenshot via Seattle City Council

As the World Burns, Mayoral Candidates Differ on Electric Cars

Durkan embraces electric cars, while Moon is more skeptical.

 

Protesters gather on the train tracks in Vancouver, Wash. Photo courtesy Shut Down Fossil Fuels

Oil Blockades Are the Beginning of a Regional Mass Action, Activists Say

The same oil train was blocked in Vancouver and Tenino.

Protesters gather on the train tracks in Vancouver, Wash. Photo courtesy Shut Down Fossil Fuels
SCERS Board meeting on July 13, 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard

Divest City Pensions From Fossil Fuels? Probably Not

The SCERS Board did not vote either way Thursday. But financial advisers say: Don’t do it.

SCERS Board meeting on July 13, 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard
Climate activist Ken Ward et al at Skagit County courthouse in June 2017. Photo courtesy Climate Direct Action

Climate Activist Ken Ward Won’t Go to Prison

Threatened with 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines, Ward was given 30 days community service.

Climate activist Ken Ward et al at Skagit County courthouse in June 2017. Photo courtesy Climate Direct Action
Environmental groups rally against proposed cuts to EPA Puget Sound funding on March 22, 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard

‘Pruitt Blew It’: At the EPA, Resistance Is Just Part of the Job

Current and former staffers say morale is low at the watchdog agency. But that doesn’t mean they’re giving up.

Environmental groups rally against proposed cuts to EPA Puget Sound funding on March 22, 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard
Climate activists line the walls at a City Council meeting on June 12. Photo by Sara Bernard

Seattle Commits to Paris Accord, Calls for End to Coal-Fired Power in Washington

A City Council resolution calls for Puget Sound Energy to stop using coal by 2025.

Climate activists line the walls at a City Council meeting on June 12. Photo by Sara Bernard
Ken Ward and supporters at the Skagit County courthouse on June 5, 2017. Photo courtesy Climate Direct Action

Split Decision: Valve-Turner and Climate Activist Ken Ward Convicted On One Count

Ward faces prison time for shutting down a pipeline. He says it’s time to end “incremental thinking.”

Ken Ward and supporters at the Skagit County courthouse on June 5, 2017. Photo courtesy Climate Direct Action
Palouse Wind Farm, eastern Washington. Photo by Chris Weber, Flickr Creative Commons

As Trump Drops Paris Climate Agreement, Washington Activists and Leaders Double Down

350 Seattle immediately urges Governor Inslee to lead a “Power Past Paris” bloc of climate-friendly states.

Palouse Wind Farm, eastern Washington. Photo by Chris Weber, Flickr Creative Commons
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