Thu, Feb 07 | Wenatchee Valley College

The Thin Green Line with Eric de Place

The Pacific Northwest stands at a crossroads of dirty energy exports and hungry Asian markets. We are the thin green line between the two, and our choices together in the coming years not only will determine the health and safety of our local communities, but also will help shape our planet's future
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The Thin Green Line with Eric de Place

Time & Location

Feb 07, 2019, 7:00 PM
Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA 98801, USA

About The Event

The Pacific Northwest stands squarely between the most voracious energy markets in the world and huge fossil fuel deposits in the interior of North America—Powder River Basin coal, Bakken shale oil, Alberta tar sands, and remote natural gas fields. Big energy companies plan to unearth these vast reserves of carbon-intense fuels and put them up for sale in Asia.

If they are successful, these energy firms will unleash the carbon equivalent of roughly five Keystone XL Pipelines. But to get their products to market, energy companies first have to build new terminals and pipelines to move all that fuel. They need destinations for the scores of oil and coal trains that they plan to run across the Northwest, and they need right-of-ways to lay new pipelines.

In short, they need our permission.

So it is by geographic accident that the Northwest, perhaps the greenest corner of North America, will play an outsize role in determining the planet’s climate future. Will we double-down on coal and oil use, thereby jeopardizing our chance at a stable climate? Or will we act as a thin green line, insisting that we must do better—that our economy and our children demand a cleaner future?

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This lecture is by Eric de Place of Sightline Institute, with commentary by Livia Millard, M.Ed., Colville Tribal Member.

The event will be held in Grove Recital Hall on the Wenatchee Valley College campus. Doors open at 6:30.

This is a FREE event hosted by Climate Conversations NCW and Sustainable Wenatchee and sponsored in part by Mission Ridge Ski and Snowboard Resort.

Free! No registration necessary

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