Inhabitants of a picturesque corner of America’s Pacific northwest are exploring whether to make their city the first in the world to ban residential heating by natural gas. Visitors to Bellingham in Washington can’t help but notice the splendour of the natural world because of the city’s location squeezed between the Cascade mountains and the ocean. That connection to the environment, coupled with the city’s strong liberal bent, has put Bellingham in the front rank of communities tackling climate change. Its leaders have eliminated more than two thirds of the city administration’s greenhouse gas emissions since 2000 with measures that include providing bikes for city employees and converting street lights to low-powered LEDs.
Times 7th Jan 2020 read more »
A proposal for New Mexico to house one of the world’s largest nuclear waste storage facilities has drawn opposition from nearly every indigenous nation in the state. Nuclear Issues Study Group co-founder and Diné organizer Leona Morgan told state legislators recently that the project, if approved, would perpetuate a legacy of nuclear colonialism against New Mexico’s indigenous communities and people of color.
Beyond Nuclear 5th Jan 2020 read more »