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Tag Archives: Conservation

Five landmark pollution fighting bills signed into law by Washington Governor Jay Inslee

Excerpt: Caring for the Earth, our common home, is a value people across Cascadia share. The State of Washington has affirmed that value by committing itself to a one hundred percent clean electric grid by 2045.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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Washington State Legislature adjourns Sine Die; Jay Inslee says session a huge success

Excerpt: The 2019 Washington State legislative session has adjourned Sine Die. Read NPI's recap of the session.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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Mammoth public lands bill gets resounding vote of support on final passage in U.S. House

Excerpt: A bill that will expand our national parks system and permanently reauthorize the Land & Water Conservation Fund has cleared Congress.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Documentary Review: “Silas” will take you inside the fight against corruption in Liberia

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "Silas" a documentary about the fight against corruption and exploitation in Liberia.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Our Environment, Views & Reviews, World Commmunity
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VICTORY! Washington State Senate votes to ban fracking in oil and gas production

Excerpt: Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, could soon be banned in Washington State if a bill approved by the Senate on February 13th, 2019 becomes law.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Individual Number One forces out Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior

Excerpt: Ryan Zinke is leaving office, but the environmental destruction he's been the face of will sadly continue.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government, Our Environment
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Washingtonians rejected I-1631, but that doesn’t mean they oppose a price on pollution

Excerpt: Since I-1631 is unfortunately not going to become law in December, we need to get to work developing a new climate action plan, pronto.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI’s Gael Tarleton: It’s time to sprint to pass Initiative 1631 and save our common home

Excerpt: It's time to act on climate! Read Gael Tarleton's speech thanking the Washington Conservation Voters for recognizing her as their Legislator of the Year and calling for passage of I-1631.
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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Documentary Review: “A Plastic Ocean” is a sobering film that everyone should see

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "A Plastic Ocean". Stream the film on Netflix, or rent or buy it on YouTube, Google Play, or iTunes. You can also request to host a screening, check out the schedule of screenings, or rent or buy the film directly from Plastic Oceans Foundation.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Washington State squares off at the Supreme Court with tribes, feds over culvert removal

Excerpt: Tomorrow morning, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case that concerns treaty-granted tribal fishing rights and barriers to the exercise of those treaty rights... specifically, culverts that impede salmon from spawning in Northwest streams and rivers.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Victory! State Senate passes bill to ban invasive fish net pens in Washington waters

Excerpt: The Washington State Senate has passed a bill that will safeguard our waters and aquatic lands for future generations. Sponsored by Kevin Ranker, 2SSB 6086 would prohibit the Department of Natural Resources from signing or renewing any leases that would allow the farming of invasive, nonnative Atlantic salmon.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Even Republicans like Mark Schoesler oppose drilling for oil off of Washington’s coast

Excerpt: While it may appear that the Republican Party's love of the oil industry and its desire to extract, refine, and burn every last drop of black gold has no limit, it turns out there are a fair number of Republicans who aren't comfortable giving the oil industry unchecked permission to plunder America's natural resources. 
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Documentary Review: “The Breach” sounds the alarm about threats to our wild salmon

Excerpt: Read NPI's impressions of Mark Titus' 2015 film, which explains why wild salmon are disappearing from the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Documentary Review: “We the People 2.0” examines the decay of American democracy

Excerpt: In order to protect our environment from messy oil and gas projects, hazardous waste, toxic pollution, and industrial agriculture threatening local farming, a new iteration of democracy is necessary. At least, that is the argument put forth in “We the People 2.0,” a 2016 documentary produced by Tree Media. This compelling film starts off by […]
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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