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Posts published by “Carol Seaman”

The difference between what was signed in Paris and what we need in Washington—now!

Regarding fossil fuels Everyone wants to believe the agreement reached in Paris is definitely “better than nothing.” For all countries, big and small, this “self-prescribed” neutrality climate pledge of 2 degrees-with 1.5 Celsius appears to be a good idea. However, voluntary compliance seems a rudimentary flaw in the plan–a serious…

Thank you, Port Commissioners George Barner and Sue Gunn

Last July 6, 2014, Olympia Port Commissioner George Barner spoke to Grays Harbor citizens and members of the Quinault Nation—at Zelasko Park in Aberdeen. On that same summer day, as Grays Harbor honored and recognized 47 victims of the Lac Megantic, Quebec, crude oil explosion, Mr. Barner spoke to the…

Honor Lac Megantic, honor the treaty, honor the Earth

Three weeks ago, on Sunday, July 6, 2014, friends and citizens of Grays Harbor, along with The Quinault Nation, gathered at Zelasko Park between the two bridges in and out of Aberdeen. They met to honor the 45 adults and two children who lost their lives last July 6, 2013.…

An open letter to our clean energy governor on crude oil and coal by rail

Dear friends, Looking at the Governor’s Office press release archives for May and June—seeing Governor Inslee’s directive on crude oil and the current EIS for crude oil proposals for the Port of Grays Harbor—one feels empty—empty words. Not properly addressing the known risks of crude by rail to citizens across…

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