Anti-nuclear activists came together in Portland this weekend to strategize about local actions to call for nuclear abolition worldwide. Paige Knight with Hanford Watch gave an update about the cleanup of Washington state’s nuclear dumping ground:
The Oregon Forestry Board has voted unanimously to increase logging in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forest. KBOO’s Stefan Kamp has more on what this means for the future of the Northern Coast Range.
Environmental activists staged several protests, forums and educational activities in New York this week, as world leaders met to discuss climate change at the United Nations. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more:
Tomorrow is weatherization day. The sierra club along with organizations, business, unions and local officials across the united states will participate in activities to emphasize the benefits of investing in energy efficiency. KBOO’s David NOCK-um-son spoke with Allison Forbes from the sierra club’s national clean energy solutions campaign about weatherization and the availability of government funding to help pay for it.
Oregon is known for its focus on alternative energy but what many people don’t realize, even those who live in oregon, is that virtually all the electricity supplied to the people of Portland is generated at the Boardman coal fired power plant. KBOO’s Crystal Alinsky brings us more on the issue from a protest held today at Pioneer Square.
This weekend, Climate Activists with the Three Fifty Campaign will join together across the United States to rally for real solutions to global warming and voice their support of clean energy solutions. The Three Fifty Oregon Movement and Rising Tide will be holding several events within the state and, locally, in the Portland area. KBOO’s Kurt Lauer has more on the story…
Coal mining has begun on a West Virginia mountain that activists have termed the nation’s ‘most endangered mountain’. Coal River Mountain is the tallest peak in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia. But it will quickly become one of the smallest, if the mountaintop removal mining that began this weekend is allowed to continue. Local mountain activists hired experts to measure the site’s potential for wind power. They found that it has tremendous potential to provide a wind power source for the region – but that potential will be destroyed if the mountaintop is blasted away for coal mining. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Lenny Cohn of Appalachian Voices about the fight to save Coal River Mountain: