How to send Big Oil the opposite of a valentine
February 14, 2018

I love the Pacific Northwest. I love this place—our people, landscapes, and communities—and our shared commitment to building a brighter future for our region.
One thing I don’t love is Big Oil. That’s why I am proud that Climate Solutions is a member of the Stand Up to Oil coalition. Together, we have beaten the oil industry at every turn.
We have shown again and again that we can, we must, and we will stop new and expanded oil terminals in Washington and Oregon. Just a few weeks ago we defeated the proposal for the largest oil terminal in the country slated for Vancouver, WA when Governor Inslee rejected the proposal.
But even with big victories we know there are more fights ahead. Big Oil isn’t going to stop just because we ask politely and they aren’t going to stop even when we have an 8 out of 8 record for stopping them. That is where you come in.
A generous donor has issued this challenge to our coalition: raise $20,000 and they will match that $20,000, creating the Stand Up To Oil Rapid Response Fund.
The people of the Pacific Northwest know what we want for our region and more oil isn’t part of it. Climate Solutions and our partners need your help to build a Rapid Response Fund so we can effectively respond to whatever comes next. Being nimble is what has allowed us to win against Big Oil so far.
Your donation today will be matched and we are ready to mobilize immediately the next time Big Oil tries to push their way into our communities.
The oil industry isn’t going to give up on our region. But neither am I and I know neither are you. Please join me in showing love for the Pacific Northwest and donate today to the Stand Up to Oil Rapid Response Fund.

Thank you for protecting our communities and our climate.



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Author Bio

Joëlle Robinson

Field Director, Climate Solutions

Joëlle engages citizens and diverse constituencies—faith, health, veteran, youth, parents, sportsmen, business—to make their voices heard for climate solutions. She led local field work collaboration with our partners toward passing a federal climate bill, and is currently working to ensure we stop any coal export from the U.S. West Coast.

Joëlle was the Regional Outreach Coordinator of National Wildlife Federation where she focused on mobilizing hunters, anglers and concerned citizens around solutions to global warming. Previous work with Climate Solutions includes the NW Climate Connections partnership, serving as the Field Assistant for the successful Clean Cars campaign, and Field Director of the Renewable Fuel Standard, which passed in April 2006.

She is a board member of Earth Ministry and on the Advisory Board for the Seattle Area Happiness Initiative. She previously served on the Solar Washington board and Sierra Club Executive Committee.

Joëlle is a Northwest native who loves to hike, bike, dance, paraglide, and travel. Her favorite quote is “Hope is borne of participating in hopeful solutions.” — Marianne Williamson.