gas fire on street
Suddenly the street itself was on fire
April 2, 2021

It's time we moved past fossil gas.

Gas is invisible, and we rarely think about it. But it's a constant danger to our health and our climate. And it can explode.
Yes, you’re seeing the picture above correctly:  the ground is on fire under the street!

On February 25th, several thousand folks in Seattle didn’t have power for a few hours. Thankfully, everyone was safe. That hasn’t always been the case with gas leaks and pipelines, with tragic accidents around our state and the country:

Our Legislature needs to act now to protect communities and move us on a path beyond fossil gas. It’s unsafe and contributes to climate change, and we should have a choice on how we want to heat our homes that doesn’t include fossil fuels.    

Please call on your legislators to take action and send a message now.


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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.

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