By Dylan Plummer, CW Grassroots OrganizerOriginally 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 … Continue reading Op-ed: Hope for Action Beyond Climate Deferral
By Dylan Plummer, Grassroots OrganizerOriginally published in the Register-Guard, Oct. 24, 2020. People often ask why it is that the timber industry and environmentalists cannot seem to agree on anything. I would respond by saying that there is one thing that we do see eye-to-eye on: Our forests, and the way that they are managed, … Continue reading Op-Ed: Same Playbook, Different Business
By Dylan Plummer, Grassroots OrganizerOriginally published in the Register-Guard, Sept. 26, 2020. In the midst of a historic fire season that has left millions of acres burned, thousands of homes destroyed and dozens dead across the West, it is time for our community to start asking some tough questions, especially this one: What is driving the wildfires … Continue reading Op-Ed: Industrial Forest Management and the Holiday Farm Fire
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