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H.R. 1349

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) said his legislation to allow bikes in wilderness areas is nothing more than modernizing the original intent of the decades-old Wilderness Act. "People who enjoy mountain biking have just as much a right to use the public trails as those who enjoy hiking or riding, and our wilderness areas were never [...]

By | 2017-12-11T00:35:12+00:00 December 11th, 2017|blog, Forests, KEA, Land Use|0 Comments

Fracking could be coming to a neighborhood near you!

Comments needed by December 12th! Fracking is the method of extracting very hard-to-get-at natural gas by pressure washing it out of the ground.  The process uses a lot of water to extract natural gas that is trapped between rocks.  The waste water from this process can be injected back into the ground with a special [...]

By | 2017-12-06T21:03:22+00:00 December 7th, 2017|blog, climate change, Community, KEA, Land Use, Water|0 Comments

Contact your Senators Now!

For 100 years, federal tax policy has incentivized the giving spirit. It has also empowered our crucial work. The goal of simplifying the tax code and making it easier for Americans to file their taxes is admirable, but the collateral damage this simplification would cause comes at too great a cost. According to Republican estimates, [...]

By | 2017-11-30T10:23:37+00:00 November 30th, 2017|blog, climate change, Community, Forests, KEA, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (HR 2936)

It’s bad enough that industrial logging can occur on 250 acres of public land, and be excluded from routine environmental review. This includes limited opportunity for public involvement. The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (HR 2936) would drastically increase this scenario, and allow 10,000 acres of public land to be logged without the necessary [...]

By | 2017-11-28T17:42:40+00:00 November 29th, 2017|blog, climate change, Forests, KEA, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

Recycling in Flux

Did you know most of our communities recycling currently is shipped to China?  Currently single stream recycling in Coeur d’Alene is picked up by Coeur d’Alene Garbage and taken to their recycling facility in Hayden.  From there it is bailed, bundled, and trucked to Pioneer Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Tacoma with virtually no sorting.  [...]

By | 2017-11-13T15:34:36+00:00 November 15th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

Time to pull out the pen and paper and let your voice be heard

Bills to Oppose   Water Bills to Oppose HR 3043-passed House The Hydropower Policy Modernization Act, would make the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) the lead agency for all federal authorities related to dams including The Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and National Environmental Policy Act. It gives unprecedented power to FERC to set [...]

By | 2017-11-10T16:02:56+00:00 November 11th, 2017|blog, Community, Forests, KEA, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

Say NO to Coal

Avista needs to hear from you! The emissions from burning coal for heat and energy fuel global warming, making coal one of the greatest threats to our climate.  Mining and burning coal release harmful pollutants into the air, like mercury and chemicals.  Pollution from burning coal also produces acid rain, which kill fish and plants.  [...]

By | 2017-11-06T11:38:15+00:00 November 7th, 2017|blog, climate change, Community|0 Comments

Bill H.R. 3043

Bill H.R. 3043 is scheduled to go to the house floor next week.  This bill is a devastating assault on our nation’s rivers and the people and wildlife that depend upon them.  Its passage would end 95 years of balance in the hydropower licensing, tipping the scales again taxpayers in favor of big utilities.  No [...]

By | 2017-11-03T14:14:58+00:00 November 4th, 2017|blog, Community, KEA, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

Faith and Climate Change

Climate Action CDA presented a panel on Faith and Climate Change at NIC October 19, 2017, to an audience of fifty people including community members and students. Panelists represented Catholic, Jewish, Evangelical Lutheran, and Episcopal faiths. The Islamic leader had to cancel unfortunately. Although the traditions had some differences in theology, practice, and emphasis on [...]

By | 2017-10-20T16:18:51+00:00 October 21st, 2017|blog, Community, KEA|0 Comments