With less than three years left to keep catastrophic climate change from becoming “irretrievable“— and a federal government in the pocket of the fossil fuel industry — our work here in Washington State is absolutely essential.
As the “thin green line”, we have to keep winning the vital regional fights with major global impacts. We’ve won a lot of battles, but we still have a proposed oil-by-rail terminal that would be the largest oil-by-rail terminal in the United States; the world’s largest proposed tar sands pipeline is being constructed just north of us in B.C., and could increase oil tanker traffic by seven times in the Salish Sea; and we have a huge proposed liquefied natural gas plant in Tacoma.
In 2018, we’ll be fighting harder than ever. We need Washingtonians of conscience to stand up and say, in the most powerful way possible, we will not comply with a system that compels us to climate disaster.
Direct action and civil disobedience are tools too important to be used lightly, and we won’t. But if there’s another nearby oil train derailment, or a spill, or if one of these terrible projects is permitted….we have to be ready to respond, and quickly. Meanwhile, we’re offering trainings, and trying to organize a broad and strong resistance like never before–keep an eye on our calendar and emails.
Please join us!
Together, we are strong.
Because the urgency of the climate crisis is not being adequately addressed at the national level, I pledge to engage in acts of peaceful civil disobedience to help stop fossil fuel projects and fight for climate justice.