Barack Obama http://www.kplu.org en Inslee Tapped for Obama Climate Task Force http://www.kplu.org/post/inslee-tapped-obama-climate-task-force <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">Washington </span>Gov<span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">. Jay </span>Inslee<span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;"> is among the political leaders who will be part of President Barack Obama's task force on climate issues.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The White House said Friday that Obama was establishing the panel to advice the administration on how the federal government can support local communities impacted by climate change. Inslee is one of eight governors named to the panel. The task force also includes local and tribal leaders.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:12:01 +0000 The Associated Press 10771 at http://www.kplu.org Obama's climate speech renews call for utilities to divest from coal http://www.kplu.org/post/obamas-climate-speech-renews-call-utilities-divest-coal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It’s the change we have been waiting for.” That’s the response from the Sierra Club to President Obama’s speech on climate change. A major part of his </span><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/climate-action-plan" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">action plan</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is new limits on carbon emissions from power plants.</span></p><p>The<a href="http://cascade.sierraclub.org/" target="_blank"> local chapter of the club</a> says even though no new policies will take effect for several years, utilities need to start adjusting now. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 18:22:11 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9175 at http://www.kplu.org Obama's climate speech renews call for utilities to divest from coal For Interior nominee Sally Jewell, NW landscapes are in her blood http://www.kplu.org/post/interior-nominee-sally-jewell-nw-landscapes-are-her-blood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of the Interior is an unusual choice. Sally Jewell is not a politician – she’s CEO of the outdoor gear company, REI. But those who know her say she has savvy, social conscience, and a deep respect for the open spaces she’ll be managing if the Senate confirms her.</span></p><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:08:37 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7755 at http://www.kplu.org For Interior nominee Sally Jewell, NW landscapes are in her blood Earthday founder reflects on environmental activism in Obama’s second term http://www.kplu.org/post/earthday-founder-reflects-environmental-activism-obama-s-second-term <p>Though they say it’s better than any Republican alternative, many activists have been disappointed in the environmental policies of the Obama administration.</p><p>Now that the election’s over, we caught up with one of the state’s most prominent environmental thinkers to get his take on what’s in store for the next four years.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7149 at http://www.kplu.org Earthday founder reflects on environmental activism in Obama’s second term Obama, Romney sugar cookies sell briskly http://www.kplu.org/post/obama-romney-sugar-cookies-sell-briskly <p>People in Seattle City Hall live and breathe politics. For the past few months, they’ve also been able to eat politics. Obama and Romney sugar cookies have been selling well at the City Grind Espresso stand at Seattle City Hall, although owner Jon Streeter says there hasn't been quite the same hype as in 2008.</p><blockquote><p>"They've been steady, and I think there are more places to get them, so I think overall they're probably&nbsp; selling as well, but for us they're not nearly the big deal they were four years ago," Streeter said.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 23:01:09 +0000 Ashley Gross 7022 at http://www.kplu.org Obama, Romney sugar cookies sell briskly