Our neighbors in the Pacific Northwest have been successfully implementing local strategies against the fossil fuel infrastructure — more important now than ever, as the federal government promotes climate destroyers. Hear about our northern neighbors’ strategies in this webcast sponsored by Stand.Earth.
Barry Buchanan, Whatcom County Council Member, Washington State
Daphne Wysham and Nick Caleb, Center for Sustainable Economy, Portland, OR
Matt Krogh, Extreme Oil Director, Stand.earth
In the face of a storm of new infrastructure permit requests, local fossil fuel and climate activists are employing local land use rules and other municipal action to limit fossil fuel expansion and export projects. By changing the underlying rules of what kinds of developments are allowed, communities like Whatcom County, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, are starting to change the game in the fight to protect the climate. For years, climate activists have been focused on preventing one dirty fossil fuel project proposal after another. By changing the underlying rules of what kinds of proposals will be considered in the first place, these communities can effectively stop all future dirty energy expansion and export projects.
Join activists to learn what makes communities good candidates for this approach and how to build support with elected leaders, the business community, and the public.
This webcast is free and open to all
Wed Sept 20, 11 am – 12PM PST