Hearing today on The Safe Waters Act

Today March 12th from 1-2 pm in room HR D The Oregon House Committee on Energy and Environment will hold a hearing on HB2656, The Safe Waters Act.  We need all the support we can get!  Please come testify on the behalf of clean water and climate smart future. 

Last week we spent a day on the Oregon Coast with our board member and fishing guide Kate Crump as she discusses how the Oregon Forest Practices Act has affected her life and business.

Please check out the video below!

 
 
 
A few images of filming from our day out on the Oregon Coast with Pacific Rivers board member Kate Crump.

CLDC & Corvallis City Club: Climate Experts Q & A – Jan 31, 7 p.m.

Corvallis CitySpeak: Climate Change

 
January 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WHERE:
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330
USA
COST:
Free

The Corvallis Advocate’s first CitySpeak event of the year will challenge participants to think critically about their part in the bigger picture that is climate change and its local and global effects. Most importantly, the event will challenge us to adopt the resolution this year of lessening our individual and group impacts, and discovering other ways we can combat climate change and climate injustice.

The event will be held in the main meeting room of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 31. It will feature three panelists, covering an expanse of subject matter and expertise that will be integrated into an initial presentation period, followed by questions from the moderator, then an audience question and answer session, before closing remarks.

Moderating the panel will be me, Stevie Beisswanger, Editor-in-Chief of The Advocate. Panelists will include OSU climate change professor Jillian Gregg, Sustainability Coalition representative Jeannette Hardison, and Civil Liberties Defense Center Attorney Cooper Brinson. Panelists will provide tools and information into a range of topics, including general impacts, food waste reduction for individuals and businesses, and climate justice and activism.

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Public Opinion Survey for Water Decisions

Here’s a Democracy in Action request for you…

A group of people called Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership are seeking to hear from residents of our coastal neighborhoods about our values, opinions, ideas, concerns, and priorities for water. Meetings are open to interested people. 

Your ideas and values may be different from what public works or City Council’s views are. Now’s the time to let them know if you value clean drinking water for public use, wildlife, and aquatics. Millions of gallons per day go from the Siletz River to the Koch-owned GP mill that uses the water, leaving it unusable with toxic chemicals, and put into the ocean offshore Nye Beach.

This SURVEY* should take you a few minutes to fill out. Please pass it on to your family and friends. 
SURVEYS ARE DUE BEFORE NOVEMBER 30!

*If you want to pick up or return a paper copy, check out these locations:

  • Lincoln City Driftwood Library (801 SW Hwy 101 #201, Lincoln City, OR 97367)
  • Waldport Public Library (460 Hemlock, Waldport, OR 97394)
  • Siletz Public Library (255 S. Gaither St., Siletz, OR 97380)
  • Newport City Hall Public Works Desk (169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, OR 97365)

The Reluctant Radical – free admission

Source: The Reluctant Radical – News Lincoln County

THE RELUCTANT RADICAL
Sunday, July 22 and Monday, July 23 at 7pm
Newport Performing Arts Center

FREE ADMISSION

If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? THE RELUCTANT RADICAL follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change.

Oregon filmmaker Lindsey Grayzel and film subject Ken Ward will be in attendance on both nights for post-film Q&A. Local environmental and faith groups will share information and opportunities in the lobby.

These film screenings are presented at the Newport PAC as part of the Bijou Theater Newport Film Series, with support from Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation, and anonymous donors.
http://thereluctantradicalmovie.com/

Public Comment Sought on Jordan Cove Energy Project’s Request for Exemption

This is not good. They are trying to avoid the Tsunami & other location issues. They should not get an Exemption.
Read the News Release here:
Written comments, Due by August 13, 2018, can be submitted to:

Sean Mole, Federal Projects Coordinator
Oregon Department of Energy
550 Capitol St. NE

Salem, OR 97301

Email: 
[Jordancove.comment@oregon.gov]Jordancove.comment@oregon.gov