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From calling on Levi's and Carnival Corporation to stop using fossil fuels to power their factories and ships, to pushing Starbucks and Charmin to incorporate recycled paper into their coffee cups and toilet paper, to fighting the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure while championing a clean energy future across California, Washington, and British Columbia — we're always up to something. Read our latest blogs and opinion pieces here:


Celebrating the Whatcom County Moratorium
23 Jun 2020
Whatcom County is poised to become a national leader in protecting communities from the impacts of fossil fuel expansion. After years of resisting proposed fossil fuel export projects, oil train expansions and worrying about rumors of industry’s planned oil pipelines, gas pipelines and propane train expansions, the Cherry Point ordinance is nearing the finish line. As these polishing touches are put on the policy, we're paying attention – big oil is working to water it down every chance they get.
22 May 2020
Big Oil and the cruise industry don’t make the cut, but there’s more work to do to ensure the next stimulus is a green one.
Model with a mask
21 May 2020
 As the fashion industry rebounds from COVID-19, companies must prioritize the health of their workers, customers, and the planet.
21 May 2020
In light of the very real impacts COVID-19 is having on individuals, small businesses, and entire communities, it’s clear that the federal government has a responsibility to do everything they can to help folks. There are lots of good ideas being floated for ways to spend tax dollars to provide relief and mitigate this crisis: providing free COVID-19 testing; offering paid emergency leave, food security assistance, and unemployment benefits; buying more equipment that frontline health workers need to stay safe; and more.
Protecting the world's last few temperate rainforest from deforestation
23 Apr 2020
Like many people, wood pellets are not a topic I expected to cover when talking about forests and the climate. I’ve always associated these small pellets with stoves for home heating or, in the case of my first volunteer position at a local animal shelter, with kitty litter. As it turns out, wood pellets are part of a broader industry push to use forests for fuel. The results are devastating for forests and biodiversity, as well as our ability to avoid climate catastrophe.