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Washington Legislature Nears its End Game
By Tim Gould, Chapter Executive & Legislative Committees, and Bruce Wishart, Chapter Legislative Affairs Director
The 2015 Washington legislative session has been a busy one for Sierra Club staff and activists. This year, Governor Inslee has elevated the issue of climate change by introducing major legislation on carbon pricing, electric cars, and oil transportation safety. Sierra Club has also been a leader on legislation to phase out the Montana Colstrip coal-fired power plant, along with efforts to protect water supplies in rural areas of the state. ...
Columbia River Threatened by New Oil Refinery and Explosive
“We’re facing the warmest decade on record and there is a drought declaration in the Yakima Valley where I live. Locking ourselves into 50 years of dirty fossil fuel production is absolutely the wrong way to go” -- Margie Van Cleve, Chair of the Washington Chapter of the Sierra Club.
The rapid growth of oil trains in the Pacific Northwest now brings a new threat: a proposal for an unprecedented new oil refinery on the Columbia River. Recently obtained documents show Riverside Refining, LLC, seeking a partnership with the Port of Longview to build an oil refinery in Longview, Washington, supplied by controversial oil-by-rail. This would be the first west coast refinery constructed in over 25 years, and the largest new refinery in the continental United States since 1976.
For the rest of the story, see the news release sent on behalf of Sierra Club and other environmental organizations in Washington and Oregon.
South King County Group Restores Habitat and Fights Coal
The South King County Group has a long-term commitment to restoring habitat along Soos Creek.
In spring 2014, for example, members of the South King County Group completed two service events at Soos Creek Park to address rebounding invasive flora at their past planting sites. They also helped with a large King County volunteer event in early September in support of our Soos Creek Park work.
The group received a $5,000 grant from the Rose Foundation to support purchase of plants and hog fuel. Two service outings in October and November included plantings and restoration using these new materials.
Cascades Project Promoting Habitat, Wildlands, Recreation
By Charle Raines, Checkerboard Project Director
The Sierra Club’s Cascade Checkerboard Project works to maintain and restore wildlife habitat and quiet recreation in the Central Cascades. In the past year, there have made considerable progress despite some disappointments and further delays on critical conservation planning.
For the rest of the story ...
Join our campaign for a Coal Free Washington!
Learn about Colstrip, the Northwest’s largest source of carbon pollution and one of the dirtiest power plants west of the Mississippi.
Click Here to read the recent Cascade Crest Winter article about this campaign's work.
Featured Local Group
Local Sierra Club volunteers in Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties are protecting our environment with their work to prevent coal exports, supporting Governor Inslee’s Climate and Pollution Action plan and more.
See the Mount Baker Group’s story and how you can help.
Click Here for details.
Washington has 10 local groups operated by volunteers. Each group will be featured here in the future. To see the full list of Local Groups click Here.
Alpine Lakes Wilderness Protections Bill Passed!
The U.S. Senate passed the bill to protect vital additions to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness while also adding three new spectacular rivers to the our state’s Wild and Scenic River system. The House passed the package earlier.
Read the full news release. Click HERE.
|Tue, 06/09/2015||Snohomish Group Volunteer's meeting (Edmonds)||
7:00 PM to 8:30 PMSnohomish Group
1124 2nd Avenue South, Edmonds, WA 98020
|Fri, 06/12/2015||Hike Upper Dungeness River||
8:00 AM to 5:30 PMTatoosh Group
Upper Dungeness River, Olympic National Forest, Buckhorn Wilderness
|Sat, 06/13/2015 to Sun, 06/14/2015||Chapter ExCom Retreat||
10:00 PM to 4:00 PMWashington State Chapter
|Sat, 06/13/2015||Spring Birds at Soos Creek Park||
7:30 AM to 1:00 PMSouth King County Group
26432-26548 148th Avenue Southeast, Kent, WA 98042, USA
|Sun, 07/12/2015||Outing: North Sauk River||
10:00 AMSeattle Group
North Sauk River Trail, Carpool Options TBD
|Wed, 07/22/2015||Chapter ExCom Meeting||
7:00 PM to 9:00 PMWashington State Chapter
180 Nickerson Street #202, Seattle, WA
|Wed, 07/22/2015||Hike to Sourdough Gap||
8:30 AM to 5:00 PMTatoosh Group
From Chinook Pass on Pacific Crest Trail
|Fri, 08/21/2015||Hike Crystal Ridge||
8:30 AM to 5:00 PMTatoosh Group
Crystal Ridge on Crystal Mt Ski Resort Road off Hy410