Alliance for Democracy

LNG update and URGENT:”Clean It Up: Our Gulf Coast, Our Energy”

Posted in Beyond Coal, Democratize the Grid, Feed-in tariffs, Oregon Sierra Club, Uncategorized by Alliance for Democracy Portland OR on May 11, 2010

 The Sierra Club has been doing some excellent work lately, specifically with both their Beyond Coal campaign and their work opposing the LNG plants and pipelines.  Both campaigns are directed at stopping major sources of climate changing carbon. 
 
So, I am pleased that they will be taking time on Saturday, May 15 to join the Alliance for Democracy and the Community for Earth of the First Unitarian Church in a LNG update and call for future actions.  Here are the details.  Following these details is information on Sierra Club organized rally in Solidarity with the Gulf.


LNG Community Update:  Liquefied Natural Gas in Oregon –
Where do we go from here?

Saturday May15, 10 AM, in the Buchan Building at the First Unitarian Church, SW 12th and Salmon.

The Bradwood Landing Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal is suspended and the company is in bankruptcy, but that is not the end of the story.  Come for a report on the current status and future actions to continue opposition to LNG in Oregon. 

Speakers will be

Monica Vaughan, Hey NW Natural 
Olivia Schmidt, Columbia Riverkeeper, Oregon Sierra Club


In addition the Sierra Club is organizing a rally in solidarity with the Gulf as the Gulf deals with the latest and one of the largest environmental disasters which our corporate masters have unleashed onto the world.  Details for this rally on Friday, May 14 are below. Please try to be there.  It is on E Burnside at 20th Ave – a very easy bus ride on the number 20 Burnside/Stark route. 
 
Lastly, note that these actions organized by the Sierra Club rise the question:  If we are not going to have coal or LNG as energy sources, what will replace them? 
 
The answer needs to be the sun with solar power along with energy conservation, building retrofits and reorganizing our cities to be real cities not dependent on the largely single occupant carbon producing car.  The Alliance for Democracy has a project to Democratize the Grid, which is to say, to decentralize the grid, and to jump start the use of solar on our roof tops.  Please visit the website for our Oregon Renewable Policy group working and advocating for a Feed-In Tariff policy for Oregon – www.oregonrenewables.com.

David e. Delk, Alliance for Democracy – Portland Chapter


From: robin.everett@sierraclub.org
To: oregon_beyondcoalcampaign@lists.onenw.org
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 16:56:34 -0700
Subject: [oregon_beyondcoalcampaign] URGENT:”Clean It Up: Our Gulf Coast, Our Energy”

Hi Everyone,

Join the Sierra Club, Climate Solutions and Environment Oregon as we stand in solidarity with the people of the Gulf Coast who are looking at massive job losses and devastated coastlines.
 
This oil disaster should be a wake up call. If this can happen in the Gulf Coast, it can happen anywhere that offshore drilling takes place. We need to
protect our communities and our coastal economies and switch to a clean energy future. This oil disaster shows that offshore drilling is risky, dirty, and dangerous. It’s time to move forward with an aggressive plan to end our addiction to oil and build a clean energy economy.
 
Solidarity Rally for the Gulf
Friday, May 14th 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Circle K Gas Station at 2020 E. Burnside
 
We will provide signs and afterwards we will go over to the Eastburn and grab a beer. If you have a fun costume or t-shirt wear it!
 
Please join us and pass the attached flyer on to your friends and family, we’d love to have a huge turnout!
 
For more information contact Robin Everett at robin.everett@sierraclub.org  or call 503-238-0442 x 307
 www.coalfreeoregon.org
 
Robin Everett
Associate Regional Representative
Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign
503-238-0442 x307
949-338-5356 cell (for urgent matters)
503-238-6281 fax
Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes, you must do what is required.–Winston Churchill

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