If you push past the national headlines, you start to realize that Washington, D.C., is going into 2019 with all cylinders firing on environmental progress.
Putting a fair price on carbon pollution is exactly what my home state of Washington has a chance to do this November, as voters decide whether to enact Initiative 1631.
In light of this assault on an environmental policy that did its job, what can a despairing environmentalist do?
I went to a talk by author Daniel Raimi to hear his expert take on fracking, an industry that is polarizing not just along the political spectrum but even within the environmental community itself.
Bill McKibben is the first to admit that he’s a natural introvert, more comfortable writing his thoughts on the page than exclaiming them to an audience. But his years of public activism and personal dedication to the cause shone through in all he had to say, and I don’t think I was alone in hanging onto his every word.