Opinion: NW Natural’s campaign reeks of desperation


by Bethany Cotton, Conservation Director for Cascadia Wildlands
Originally published in The Register-Guard, May 27, 2022.

NW Natural is running full page ads in this paper co-opting the word “choice” while half of our country’s population is facing the impending loss of a fundamental constitutional right. The company, like others wedded to climate-destroying fossil fuels, knows that the future is bleak for its dangerous product, so it is behaving like the dying industry it is by employing increasingly desperate rhetoric. 

Gas stoves leak climate-warming methane even when they’re off


by Jeff Brady (NPR). Originally published January 12, 2022 6:35 am on OPB.org. Updated January 27, 2022 at 7:55 AM ET.

Your natural gas cooking stove may leak climate-warming methane even when it is turned off, warns a new Stanford University study.

That’s important because methane is a much more potent greenhouse gas than even carbon dioxide, though it doesn’t linger in the atmosphere nearly as long.