PESC Update – November 14

PESC honored by FOC!

At the Annual meeting of Friends of the Clearwater on November 1, PESC was honored as Outstanding Environmental Group of the Year, and Pat Rathmann and Pat Fuerst were given framed copies of the Wilderness Act 50th poster. We are so grateful for this recognition!


Rob Briggs also honored by FOC!

Rob was honored as ‘Activist of the Year’ at the same meeting. Rob most recently led the effort to establish the Palouse Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Rob was also instrumental in establishing PESC. For more information, contact or visit Meetings are first Thursday of every month, alternating in Pullman and Moscow.


Keystone XL: Greenlighting by congress vote next Tuesday?

I see a barrage of emails today telling us to contact our state senators. Please let me know how we should respond most effectively to this. Should we call?


PESC Meeting this Sunday, November 16 at 12 noon

At the Yellow House (414 E. 2nd St. Moscow).
— pizza provided – and maybe more – thanks to Pat & Dan R
(we meet 3rd Sunday every month – next meeting is December 21)


Agenda will include discussion of plans for upcoming events:

  • Fracking Forum
  • Climate Change Forum this spring
  • Scheduling presentations: Possibilities include Geothermal energy (Cary Lindsey), China and energy (Anastasia Telesetsky), the People’s Climate March in NY (James Blakely and/or renee holt); Salmon Recovery (Chris Caudill); Dam Breaching

Please send additional agenda items to Pat Fuerst.


WIRT Acoustic Folk Benefit Concert 6 to 9 pm on Sunday, November 16

Acoustic Folk Benefit Concert Flyer — Note from Helen: Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) is hosting a special fall benefit concert to open the year-end giving season and raise funds for strategic relocation and expansion of our anti-fossil fuels infrastructure, direct action campaign and operations in southwest Idaho.  Please join community supporters and WIRT activists at The Attic, up the back stairs of 314 East Second Street in Moscow, Idaho, from 6 to 9 pm on Sunday, November 16, for a social hour with refreshments and discussion of ongoing WIRT climate justice campaigns and an evening of rousing, acoustic, live folk and blues music at this intimate downtown venue.