Taking Climate and Environmental Action

At this time every year, Washington State’s legislature is busy, and laws are being made which will affect our climate future and our environment. Fortunately, here in Washington, we have environmental groups that track the content and progress of bills and that make recommendations to residents about how to contact their Senators and Representatives regardingContinue reading “Taking Climate and Environmental Action”

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State on Climate Action: Keep the Heat Up

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State, “Let’s keep up the heat on urgent action in climate crisis,” Seattle Times, 29 June 2021, Web, Let’s keep up the heat on urgent action in climate crisis  We cannot hide from climate change. To prevent a terrible future we must aggressively pursue climate action, which Washington State isContinue reading “Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State on Climate Action: Keep the Heat Up”

Accentuating the positive: Hope is in climate-change action, and it’s happening in Washington State.

Today in Medford, OR, where my trailer-traveling wife and I are staying this week, the temperatures will reach 101°F today, 107 tomorrow, and 113 on Monday. I’d experienced 113 in Iraq, but not in the Pacific Northwest. Near here (Ashland, Talent, Butte Falls) fires swept last summer, burning hillsides and homes. Greta Thunberg bluntly observed,Continue reading “Accentuating the positive: Hope is in climate-change action, and it’s happening in Washington State.”

Washington legislators do good work for people, the environment, and businesses

Senator Christine Rolfes, the Washington State 23rd Legislative District representative and the Chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, reported in her 27 April 2021 e-newsletter on the hard work that the state legislature did this session to support people, the environment, and businesses during these Covid times. She reported on national and stateContinue reading “Washington legislators do good work for people, the environment, and businesses”

Actions in Washington State and Washington, D.C. create hope

Because of a major change in my life (my wife and I are leaving Kitsap County and soon will be trailer traveling around the United States), I’ve not been able to write of the details of the many wonderful, Earth-changing legislative actions that have occurred in Washington State and Washington, D.C. recently.     In Washington State,Continue reading “Actions in Washington State and Washington, D.C. create hope”

Thank you Senator Rolfes and Senator Randall for your climate action.

Dear Senator Rolfes and Senator Randall, Thank you for voting for the Clean Fuels bill (HB 1091) and the Climate Commitment bill (SB 5126). The relentlessly rising parts per million CO2 in our atmosphere, with its accumulating consequences for people and other species, mandates that we markedly reduce our fossil fuel use. I’m proud thatContinue reading “Thank you Senator Rolfes and Senator Randall for your climate action.”

Parts per million–the only politics that matters

Washington Roll Call regarding HB 1091 (Clean Fuels Standard) — Washington Roll Call, Kitsap Sun (source: WashingtonVotes.org), 7 Mar. 2021, Print. Who voted recently to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?     Rep. Tara Simmons (Bremerton), D     Rep. Drew Hansen (Bainbridge Island), D Who voted against reducing greenhouse gas emissions?     Rep. Michelle Caldier (Port Orchard), R     Rep. JesseContinue reading “Parts per million–the only politics that matters”