Nick Etheredge

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Nick is a volunteer with 350 Seattle. He cares deeply about climate justice. He loves Seattle, jazz, and the hapless Seattle Mariners.
Puget Sound Energy bought a 270 kWh fracked gas power plant in Ferndale in 2012. A nearby refinery had this flaring event in September which was blamed on a power outage. (Photo courtesy of Robin Woelz)
Our local fossil fuel-hooked utility is planning on spending $1 million in 2020 telling us that fracked gas is good for the climate. Don’t buy their lies. “Power concedes nothing without a demand.” I think of this Frederick Douglass quote regularly. Observing the state of our world, it is clear...
The PLUS Committee chaired by Councilman Mike O'Brien held a meeting on Tuesday, available on the Seattle Channel. In attendance were Department of Planning and Development (DPD) staff, a few citizens who gave public comments, and Councilmembers Burgess and Licata. The meeting had three items on the agenda: A briefing...