Sierra Club http://kplu.org en Obama's climate speech renews call for utilities to divest from coal http://kplu.org/post/obamas-climate-speech-renews-call-utilities-divest-coal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It’s the change we have been waiting for.” That’s the response from the Sierra Club to President Obama’s speech on climate change. A major part of his </span><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/climate-action-plan" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">action plan</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is new limits on carbon emissions from power plants.</span></p><p>The<a href="http://cascade.sierraclub.org/" target="_blank"> local chapter of the club</a> says even though no new policies will take effect for several years, utilities need to start adjusting now. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 18:22:11 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9175 at http://kplu.org Obama's climate speech renews call for utilities to divest from coal Crowds gearing up for Seattle hearing on Bellingham terminal http://kplu.org/post/crowds-gearing-seattle-hearing-bellingham-terminal <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 38px;">Seattle is bracing for a big hearing.</span></p><p style="line-height: 28px;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 38px;">Thousands of people are expected to turn out Thursday for a chance to testify about the <a href="http://cherrypointproposedcoalterminal.blogspot.com/">proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point</a>, north of Bellingham.</span></p><p style="line-height: 28px;"> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7348 at http://kplu.org Crowds gearing up for Seattle hearing on Bellingham terminal Big day in Bellingham for anti-coal activists and job seekers http://kplu.org/post/big-day-bellingham-anti-coal-activists-and-job-seekers <p>Environmental activists are gathering in Bellingham for a big <a href="http://action.sierraclub.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=260307.0&amp;dlv_id=0">rally tomorrow.</a> They’re trying to stop construction on a<a href="http://www.ecy.wa.gov/geographic/gatewaypacific/"> proposed shipping terminal at Cherry Point</a>. It would handle millions of tons of coal from western states, to be used as a power source in China.</p><p> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 00:27:19 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6857 at http://kplu.org Big day in Bellingham for anti-coal activists and job seekers Puget Sound Energy target of 'Beyond Coal' campaign http://kplu.org/post/puget-sound-energy-target-beyond-coal-campaign <p>The Pacific Northwest has made headlines for its <a href="http://sierraclub.typepad.com/compass/2011/04/pacific-northwest-to-become-first-coal-free-region-in-united-states.html">efforts to become the first coal-free region</a> in the United States. Washington&rsquo;s<a href="http://www.transalta.com/communities/united-states/centralia"> last coal-fired power plant</a>, in Centralia, is scheduled to be shut down by 2025.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 17:50:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5276 at http://kplu.org Puget Sound Energy target of 'Beyond Coal' campaign Groups boycott 'The Grey' with Liam Neeson for portrayal of wolves http://kplu.org/post/groups-boycott-grey-liam-neeson-portrayal-wolves <p>A new Liam Neeson action thriller opening Friday is receiving howls of protest from wolf advocates. They say &ldquo;The Grey&rdquo; wrongly portrays wolves as massive, bloodthirsty beasts. And some wildlife groups are <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-The-Grey/277390812325193?sk=wall">organizing a boycott</a>.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:14:47 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3927 at http://kplu.org Groups boycott 'The Grey' with Liam Neeson for portrayal of wolves Federal ruling could force state to work harder to regulate oil refineries http://kplu.org/post/federal-ruling-could-force-state-work-harder-regulate-oil-refineries <p>A big ruling in a federal suit brought against the state aims to force more regulation of one of the biggest sources of air pollution: oil refineries.</p><p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 23:42:23 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3377 at http://kplu.org