The Pacific Northwest is proving that grassroots action against fossil fuels can work

By Renee Lewis / Source Fusion.net The Pacific Northwest is proving that grassroots action against the fossil fuel industry can work, and the strategies they’re using can be used anywhere. The region has seen a tsunami of fossil fuel infrastructure proposals in the last few years—from coal export, oil-by-rail, liquefied natural gas, and more. “And…

I care about climate change, and I’m glad Trump left the Paris deal

I care about climate change and I don’t care that President Trump left the Paris deal. In fact, I’m happy he left it. Trump’s leaving the deal (supposedly to protect American workers/businesses) is finally raising some questions about what climate benefits would’ve actually come from the Paris agreement (some, but not nearly enough). And it comes…

New lawsuits target Monsanto over lingering chemicals and a longstanding cover-up

“Monsanto helped to create the problem and should be a part of the solution,” said Marlene Feist, utilities director of strategic development in Spokane, WA. The problem is contamination from Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which were used to insulate electric equipment and in numerous products, including paint, for much of the 20th century. The chemicals were…