Op-ed: Hope for Action Beyond Climate Deferral


By Dylan Plummer, Grassroots Organizer.Originally published in The Register-Guard, Nov. 28, 2020. In Eugene, the home of the tree-hugger, a new kind of climate denial is taking shape — climate deferral. In 2010, the city of Eugene released its first Community Climate and Energy Action Plan, calling for a reduction of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50% … Continue reading Op-ed: Hope for Action Beyond Climate Deferral

Demand that the Oregon Department of Forestry Do Better!


Did you know that the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) oversees 10 million acres of some of the most magnificent forests in the world? These forests filter our drinking water and store more carbon than nearly any other living ecosystem. They help our planet adapt to the changing climate. Unfortunately, ODF’s current leadership is skirting … Continue reading Demand that the Oregon Department of Forestry Do Better!

LNG: Background and History


Background and History of the LNG Pipeline Project Go back to recent info on the: Proposed Jordan Cove Fracked Gas Pipeline and Export Terminal Project Timeline February 20, 2020: With a 2-1 vote, FERC decided not to issue an approval for the Jordan Cove Project, citing a need to understand Oregon’s denial the night before; … Continue reading LNG: Background and History

Putting Fracked Gas Infrastructure on Kate Brown’s Agenda


The third resurrection of the zombie pipeline is upon us. Like the premise for an 80s horror film, the Jordan Cove Energy Project proposal slated for southwest Oregon makes little sense, yet it just won’t seem to be forgotten.   First proposed in 2004, the 232-mile Pacific Connector LNG pipeline and accompanying Jordan Cove liquified … Continue reading Putting Fracked Gas Infrastructure on Kate Brown’s Agenda

Living in the Age of Returns and Firsts


  By Maya Rommwatt, Communications and Development Intern On February 13th, comments are due to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the Jordan Cove LNG project.  The potentially catastrophic project includes both a pipeline and a terminal for the purpose of transporting fracked natural gas and liquefying it for export to Asia.  Similar to other … Continue reading Living in the Age of Returns and Firsts

Speak Up to FERC about LNG and Pipeline Concerns in Oregon


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is holding a series of public hearings to listen to public comment on the proposed Coos Bay Liquefied Natural Gas export facility and the associated 230-mile pipeline.  At issue are the environmental impacts of this project including climate effects, water pollution from fracking and damage to forest habitats as … Continue reading Speak Up to FERC about LNG and Pipeline Concerns in Oregon

Thermal Damns and the Need for Angry, Active Anglers


Bob Ferris   Recently I posted something on Facebook about the peril faced by marine fish species in British Columbia due to record ocean temperatures (see Record North Pacific Temperatures Threatening B.C. Marine Species) and a new friend reposted it with a query about what she called “thermal damns.” It was a classic Freudian slip, … Continue reading Thermal Damns and the Need for Angry, Active Anglers

A Trip to Washington DC


By Francis Eatherington   During the week of June 16, representatives of Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon Wild, and KS Wild traveled to Washington DC to discuss two bills, one from Senator Wyden and one from Representative DeFazio. Both mandate an increase of logging on western Oregon BLM lands.   We had over 21 meetings with agency staff, senators … Continue reading A Trip to Washington DC

The Pteropod in the Coal Mind


By Bob Ferris   The below video link from a Seattle Times article is important.   VIDEO LINK    Now you might not have heard of pteropods before, but you have certainly heard of the relationship between canaries and coal miners. Pteropods are the canaries of our Cascadian oceans.  They are sensitive to acid because … Continue reading The Pteropod in the Coal Mind