Coal Documentary online and on KCTS 9


"The Northwest is square in the middle of a controversial global debate: Should the region build export terminals that would open lucrative markets for the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel at a time when the planet is facing a climate crisis? As the U.S. economy continues to struggle, can the country afford not to?"

Watch Coal, a KCTS 9/EarthFix documentary,  online or on the Seattle PBS station KCTS 9 (SCHEDULE) to find out more about the issue. 



Northwest Leaders testify in Congress about Coal Exports

PRESS RELEASE: Washington, D.C. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Climate Solutions Policy Director and Power Past Coal representative KC Golden testified at a congressional hearing on the environmental, health and economic impacts from coal exports. The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Energy and Power held the hearing on U.S. Energy Abundance: Regulatory, Market, and Legal Barriers to Export.


USDA and EPA Release New Report on Honey Bee Health

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a comprehensive scientific report on honey bee health. The report states that there are multiple factors playing a role in honey bee colony declines, including parasites and disease, genetics, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure.


Volunteers sought for survey of spawning forage fish areas

Volunteers are needed to assist with the boat-based field surveys beginning this summer.

A volunteer training with regional and local forage fish experts Dan Penttila (retired Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife) and Tina Whitman and Lety Hopper (FRIENDS) will be held in Friday Harbor on from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday May 11.


Safe Shipping in the Salish Sea: A Trans-boundary Discussion of an Oil Spill on International Water Day

PRESS RELEASE: Vancouver, B.C. - On March 22, thirty-five participants from First Nations tribes, U.S. tribes, Canadian and American NGOs came together to discuss current and proposed vessel traffic that would ship tar sands and coal through the Salish Sea, and the associated increased risk of an oil spill.

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