Puget Sound Sage: Visionary of Justice Awards

Puget Sound Sage is excited to announce this year’s Visionary for Justice awardees, Yemane Gebremicael and the I-124 Coalition. Yemane Gebremicael A longtime member of Sage’s coalition SouthCORE, Yemane is a development economist with decades of experience in strategic planning, designing and managing social service and development programs. He is a...

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Shell Drops New Oil by Rail Project

Amidst Broad Community Opposition, Shell Anacortes Drops Plans for New Crude Oil-by-Rail In another sign that crude-by-rail is a losing proposition, Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes today announced that it is dropping its plans to construct a crude-by-rail facility. Originally proposed in 2014, community opposition and legal challenges forced...

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A Native American Leader’s Legacy Lives On At Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Top Northwest officials and a member of President Obama’s cabinet will gather Tuesday for the renaming of a wildlife refuge near Olympia in honor of one of the region’s best known Native American leaders. The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is being renamed in honor of late Nisqually tribal leader Billy...

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Remembering Bill Mitchell

Bill Mitchell was a beloved and founding member of the Mize Family Foundation board. Bill brought his passion for social justice and a deep knowledge of environmental issues to the foundation and its partners. We all deeply miss his presence on our team and on the Earth.  Bill, we send you our love...

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Seattle’s new environmental justice agenda was built by the people it affects the most

By Clayton Aldern So you want to find a way for your city to acknowledge and begin to repair the damage that pollution, food insecurity, and unequal access to transportation inflict on communities of color and other marginalized groups. Great — now what? If you’re Seattle, you hold a Vietnamese karaoke...

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Crucial win for Northwest communities: Army Corps upholds Lummi Nation treaty rights, denies coal permit at Cherry Point

PHOTO: MEMBERS OF LUMMI NATION PROTEST THE PROPOSED COAL TERMINAL IN 2012 AT XWE’CHI’EXEN BY BURNING A LARGE CHECK STAMPED “NON-NEGOTIABLE.” ON MAY 9, 2016, THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS SIDED WITH THE LUMMI NATION’S REQUEST TO DENY PERMITS AT CHERRY POINT. CREDIT: PAUL ANDERSON The proposed coal terminal at Xwe’chi’eXen,...

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From Communities of Color for Climate Justice: Principles of Climate Justice

Climate change poses one of the greatest threats to social, economic, and racial equity here in Washington State and across the world. Our jobs, health, and communities where we live are threatened by the consequences of climate change and without bold interventions, we can expect more severe heat-waves, flooding, exposure...

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‘Small’ Oil Spills Can Add Up To Big Costs

Emergency crews responded to a 1,500 gallon oil spill in Central Washington’s Yakima River in early March, 2015. – Washington Department of Ecology Oiled mallard ducks recuperate in cribs inside heated tents after a Sunnyside oil spill. – Rowan Moore Gerety/Northwest Public Radio / Northwest Public Radio State Fish and Wildlife Biologist Brian McDonald is careful not...

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