October 23, 2019
Commentary: Removing dams would damn N.W. economy
Source: The Columbian, October 23, 2019 As dams along the Columbia and Snake rivers come under increasing scrutiny, it is essential to note the positive impact those dams have had on the Northwest. Inexpensive, reliable, clean, renewable electricity has been essential to growing the region’s economy for more than 70 years. The dams have provided […]

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October 23, 2019
Commentary: Scientists assert only breaching can cool Northwest waterways
Source: Eric Barker, Lewsiton Tribune, October 23, 2019 In a letter to Northwest policymakers Tuesday, more than 50 scientists said breaching the four lower Snake River dams is the only action that can counteract warm summertime water in the lower Snake and Columbia rivers that often reaches temperatures that can be lethal to salmon and […]

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October 17, 2019
Commentary: The Alaska hatcheries model is not for Washington
Source: Ray Hilborn, Seattle, professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, via Seattle Times’ Letters to the Editor, August 15. Re: “Alaska’s nonprofit hatcheries give us hope for our salmon runs” [Aug. 15, Opinion]: We have something like 300 hatcheries in the Pacific Northwest. If hatcheries were the solution, we would not have a […]

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October 16, 2019
Video: How Can Entrepreneurial Zeal Address Climate Change?
Source: David Giuliani, TED Talks, June 22, 2019 What if we bring entrepreneurial zeal to the challenge of responsibly addressing climate change and carbon reduction at the state level? Leveraging resources, telling the truth, and seeking better collaboration between government and the private sector all offer opportunity for progress. Video link…

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October 15, 2019
Commentary: Repeating press releases from activists is not environmental journalism
Source: Todd Myers, Washington Policy Institute, October 15, 2019 Todd Will be a featured interlocutor at the Snake River Dam Removal Debate, part the Energy Leadership Summit Much of what passes for environmental reporting these days is little more than repeating press releases from environmental groups, whether the data they share is meaningful or not. […]

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October 10, 2019
Commentary: ACTIVATE The Global Citizen Movement To Tackle The Global Clean Water Crisis
Source: James Conca, Forbes, October 10, 2019 People want to drink clean water even more than they want to breath clean air. But 1-in-10 people around the world still lack access to clean drinking water This and other basic problems are the focus of a new six-episode docuseries, “ACTIVATE: The Global Citizen Movement,” from P&G, Global Citizen and National […]

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October 10, 2019
Commentary – Corporations: The New Environmental Superheroes
Source: Stephen Bay, Medium, October 1, 2019 I grew up watching Captain Planet cartoons. These cartoons helped make me aware of environmentalism by showing me ordinary kids transforming into superheroes who were saving the planet week after week. However, you can’t have superheroes without super villains. Week after week, the planeteers battled against villains like […]

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October 2, 2019
Commentary: Coffee, Climate, and Salmon
Source: Todd Myers, Washington Policy Center, October 1, 2019. Todd will be one of our debaters (along with Daniel Malarkey of Sightline) discussing the Snake River dam removal at our Energy Leadership Summit on November 19, 2019. A few times a week, I bump into data that undermine popular environmental narratives. It is not surprising, […]

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October 1, 2019
Commentary: Going shopping? Which bag is the greenest tote?
Source: Herald Editorial Board, Herald Net, October 1, 2019 Shoppers in Everett are no longer getting single-use plastic bags to haul home their groceries; instead they’ll have the option of using their own reusable bags or pay a five-cent fee for a paper bag or a thicker plastic bag. The bag ban began Monday. The […]

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September 30, 2019
Commentary: The World Begins To Slowly Cooperate On New Nuclear Energy
Source: Jim Conca, Forbes, September 30, 2019 Canadian and United States nuclear regulators have signed a first-of-a-kind Memorandum of Cooperation that will see our two countries collaborate on the technical reviews of advanced reactor and small modular reactor technologies. Kristine Svinicki, Chair of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Rumina Velshi, President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear […]

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