The Salt Spring Forum welcomes Don Steinke – a Washington State resident and retired high school science teacher who has become a highly effective leader in the movement against the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure – for a discussion about environmental activism.
Don Steinke is an ordinary citizen having a major impact in the fight against climate change. His work has largely focused on his local government and the transportation of crude oil by rail. By motivating his city council and mobilizing hundreds of people, Steinke helped stop a new oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver, Washington, through a local government resolution that has been followed by 57 other communities. He has also helped stop 24 other fossil fuel proposals in the last six years by working with a coalition of activists along the Lower Columbia River.
With the Canadian government about to make a final decision on the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker expansion project, this topic could not be more timely!
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