Seattle’s city council approves a proposal to ban natural gas in new large multifamily and commercial buildings. Denver sets path to get to all-electric building construction by 2030. Plan to electrify existing buildings due by end of 2021.

Seattle’s city council approves a proposal to ban natural gas in new large multifamily and commercial buildings. (Seattle Times) below – bans natural gas for space heating in new construction of these buildings, or for use in replacement heating systems in older buildings. It also would prohibit the use of natural gas to heat water in new hotels and large …

Climate inaction could put utilities in legal peril: New report warns that climate resilience planning could have legal implications for many utility companies

By Niina H. Farah December 22, 2020 Power companies may soon find themselves in legal trouble if they don’t protect their operations and infrastructure against flooding, severe storms and other climate impacts, legal experts say. Not only could utilities face challenges if they fail to account for rising global temperatures in rate proceedings before state commissions, but they could also …

Treaties with US govt say “as long as the waters flow and the grass grows,” sacred promises to future generations. Humans are the only species who have defied the laws of Nature in a quest to conquer and own them

Our treaties with the US government include the language “as long as the waters flow and the grass grows.” These words are sacred promises from our ancestors to our future generations. We hope you are ready to make these promises real for everyone who shares this, our land. Shannon Biggs January 20, 2021, Movement Rights Our ancestral territory and the …

Colorado lawmakers plan to advance climate action

Colorado lawmakers plan a major push on climate change to strengthen Polis’ roadmap: Environmentalists say the governor’s plan isn’t strong enough; Polis wants any new bills to be business-friendly By ALEX BURNESS | aburness@denverpost.com | The Denver Post January 25, 2021 There’s growing frustration among impatient environmentalists with Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ climate leadership, saying the Democrat — who campaigned in 2018 on a …