Author Archives: Jane Lindley

Washington Utilities Now Need to Consider Emissions

We were heard!! Great news for everyone who participated in PSE’s 20-year plan hearing in February. The Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) formally “acknowledge” the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which means that PSE adhered to the letter of the law … Continue reading

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We Need to Stop Being Used as Pawns by Big Business

Is there one type of natural resource use that’s better than the other? This is the kind of question that riles people up on social media and pits one person against another, but to what end? If we step back … Continue reading

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Friends, Don’t Let Friends Buy Earth Worms

I have a confession to make. I may have blacked out, or forgotten that I grew up in farm country, been spending too much time indoors instead of outside, but I think I finally bought into to the messaging that … Continue reading

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PSE 20-Year Plan Hearing PACKED

Wednesday, February 21st, Renton, WA at Puget Sound Energy’s 20-year Integrated Resource Plan hearing before the Utilities and Transportation Commission — More than 250 people packed the room to protest PSE’s 20-year fossil fuel plan. 100s rallied outside in the … Continue reading

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Washington: Take Climate Action 7 Ways

Sign an online letter from the Sierra Club requesting renewable energy before the February 21st Energy Plan Hearing in Renton: sc.org/DearUTC Go to the 23rd Legislative District Town Hall Meeting on Sat. Feb 17th 10am-11:30am at Poulsbo City Hall, 200 … Continue reading

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Join Low Carbon Girl and Hundreds of Concerned Citizens

Ask for a Path to 100% Renewable Energy Join me and hundreds of other concerned citizens as well as groups such as 350.org, Backbone, Redefine Tacoma, Vashon Climate Action Group, Indigenous environmental activists, Puyallup Tribal Nation, Puyallup Water Warriors, Indivisible … Continue reading

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PSE Coal-Free by 2027?

Background: On August 31st, the WA Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC)  held a hearing regarding Puget Sound Energy (General Rate Case), Dockets UE-170033 & UG-170034. It was standing room only. The Fire Marshall had to move people into the hallway … Continue reading

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Ash Falling on Cedars

Much of the world is understandably focused on hurricanes Harvey, Irma,  Jose and Katia on the East Coast. Communities are being battered by some of the largest hurricanes ever recorded. Meanwhile, on the West Coast, where I live, there are … Continue reading

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From the Ashes – Hope

If you haven’t seen From the Ashes, a National Geographic documentary, it is well worth renting. Along with Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth sequel, which our local nonprofit environmental groups (EcoAdapt, Climate Action Bainbridge, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Island Power and Sustainable … Continue reading

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Island Power Effort Tabled for Now

From Bainbridge Island City Manager Doug Schultz’s Report June 16th, “After over two years of studying the feasibility of forming a municipal electrical utility, the City Council voted during their meeting on June 13 to cease further consideration of forming … Continue reading

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