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Tag Archives: Conservation

U.S. House passes sweeping wilderness protection bill that includes PNW’s Olympics

Excerpt: The Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act designates approximately 1.5 million acres of public land as wilderness and incorporates more than 1,200 river miles into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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The bonding of Washington State and British Columbia: Even with our border closed, we share a gorgeous corner of the world

Excerpt: While the U.S.-Canada border remains closed to non-essential traffic, neither the pandemic shutdown nor the 49th Parallel and Strait of Juan de Fuca have obstructed the bonding between Washington and British Columbia.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment, World Commmunity
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The Snoqulamie’s Middle Fork is Washington State’s latest conservation success story

Excerpt: Two decades ago, the river valley was rapidly becoming a mountain crime zone and trash dump. It has since been cleaned up and restored.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Washington’s upcoming conservation district elections sorely need progressive candidates

Excerpt: Dozens of publicly governed conservation districts will be holding elections for board supervisor positions this winter and spring. In this guest post, King Conservation District Supervisor Chris Porter explains why progressive activists and community leaders should step up, run, and win.
Written by:Chris Porter
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Our Environment
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Senator Maria Cantwell: Defender of Bristol Bay salmon and wild places in America

Excerpt: For decades, Washington State's junior senator has been patiently and strategically fighting to protect America's wild places and fisheries. Those efforts have met with success even with Donald Trump in office.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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Fueled by hot and windy weather, fires rage out of control up and down the Left Coast

Excerpt: Firefighters report that they are stretched thin and simply don't have the humanpower or the resources to properly fight the destructive blazes.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bob Ferguson, Maura Healey lead multi-state legal challenge to block Arctic Refuge drilling

Excerpt: A coalition of states from the Left Coast, Great Lakes region, and New England is going to court to stop the desecration of America's greatest wilderness.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Equity, climate justice, and public health go hand in hand, Netroots Nation panelists say

Excerpt: The world is grappling with a novel coronavirus pandemic while climate damage grows ever worse. Netroots Nation 2020 decided to explore how systemic inequality defines both fights.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Earth Day turns fifty as the world community grapples with the novel coronavirus pandemic

Excerpt: Earth Day, one of our favorite days of activism, has turned fifty. Here are some great articles you can read and videos you can watch to commemorate the occasion.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Finally! Washington State House gives giant thumbs up to single use plastic bag ban

Excerpt: Legislation that would ban single use plastic bags at the statewide level is one step closer to becoming law thanks to a big vote today in the Washington State House of Representatives in support of Mona Das' ESSB 5323.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Attorney General Bob Ferguson steps up to defend access to reproductive health services

Excerpt: A stickler for the rule of law, Washington's chief law enforcement officer has repeatedly taken on the Trump regime... and won.
Written by:Richard McCartan
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Bernie Sanders unveils bold plan for securing climate justice in the 2020s and beyond

Excerpt: Vermont's junior United States Senator is thinking big about what we need to do to bring emissions under control and save the Earth, our common home.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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King County Parks For All levy will pass; park improvements to continue over next six years

Excerpt: King County's Parks, Recreation, Trails, and Open Spaces Levy is passing overwhelmingly. Funding will increase trail connectivity, trailhead parking, and community outreach.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
Categories:Elections, Our Environment, Public Planning
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SIFF Documentary Review: Reconnect to the effort to save Alaska’s salmon with The Wild

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Wild, a new film by Mark Titus that examines the renewed campaign to stop the proposed Pebble Mine from inflicting massive damage on Alaska's Bristol Bay.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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