gas fire on street
Suddenly the street itself was on fire

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.


Author Bio

Joëlle Robinson

Field Director, Climate Solutions

Joëlle engages community members and diverse constituencies—faith, health, youth, parents, business—to make their voices heard for climate solutions. She led the team of organizers to ensure we stopped any coal export from the U.S. West Coast over the past decade. On offense, she co-led the Field team to help pass the 100% Clean Electricity (Clean Energy Transition Act in 2019) and in 2022 collaborated with the Field team to ensure that all new buildings (commercial and residential) will be built with heat pumps per the State Building Code Council. She continues to conspire for good with them on many other local and state initiatives.

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 previously served on the boards of Earth Ministry, Solar Washington, and Sierra Club Executive Committee. She’s currently President of the board of her 3 year-old!

Joëlle is Northwest born and raised who loves to hike, dance, travel and explore the natural world.

Her favorite quote is “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” —  Mary Oliver