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Forest Collaboration is Consuming the Public ‘s Forests

Citizens are speaking out in support of our nation’s conservation laws that protect National Forests. Efforts to circumvent those laws by self-styled collaborative groups, who are holding a conference in Coeur d’Alene today, threaten to take the public’s voice out of our National Forests. The conservationists and citizens note that collaborative efforts by special interests [...]

By | 2018-03-19T07:21:59+00:00 March 19th, 2018|blog, Forests, KEA, Land Use|0 Comments

Proposed Smelter in Newport, WA raising concerns in local communities

A Canadian Company Called HiTest Sand is proposing to build a smelter in Newport Washington.  The proposed smelter will discharge up to 700 tons per year of nitrogen oxide, 601 tons of carbon monoxide and 760 tons of sulfur dioxide, along with 111 tons per year of particulate matter.  The smelter would be the 15th [...]

By | 2018-03-13T16:09:37+00:00 March 15th, 2018|blog, climate change, Community, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

Comments Needed: Second Rail Bridge over Lake Pend Orielle back on the table

The Idaho Department of Lands(IDL) is seeking public comments on a permit application received from BNSF Railway Co. to construct a second train bridge adjacent to and west of the existing train bridge across Lake Pend Oreille.   The long-discussed project, which BNSF Railway has proposed to improve rail traffic flow throughout town, recently went [...]

By | 2018-03-13T15:37:05+00:00 March 14th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

The future of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

The Forest Service is currently seeking public comments regarding the development of alternatives for the Forest Plan Revision on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The deadline is February 28. If you don’t understand forest planning, or if you were unaware of this important deadline, it is not your fault. Forest Supervisor Cheryl Probert has failed [...]

By | 2018-02-16T09:24:36+00:00 February 17th, 2018|blog, Forests, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

George Wuerthner: Harvesting dead trees is bad for forests

A recent article in the The Spokesman-Review (“Colville cutting down decades of decline,” Feb. 3) celebrated increased logging on the Colville National Forest. The main justification for logging is to provide fodder for the local mills at taxpayer expense while claiming that the timber cutting is “restoration.” Colville forest Supervisor Rodney Smoldon was quoted as [...]

By | 2018-02-12T08:35:23+00:00 February 12th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Climate Action CDA Joins Live Calls and Live Streams for Climate Activism

Climate Action CDA members gathered on Jan 31 to participate in two live events in order to learn about and take action with other climate and science-based campaigns. One was presented by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), and the other by 350.org Fossil Free Fast Campaign.   The first was a national phone conference [...]

By | 2018-02-02T18:31:44+00:00 February 4th, 2018|blog, climate change, KEA|0 Comments

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