"As Oysters Die, Climate Policy Goes on the Stump"

"OLYMPIA, Wash. — Billions of baby oysters in the Pacific inlets here are dying and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington is busy spreading the bad news.

'It used to be the canary in the coal mine,' Mr. Inslee said in a recent interview. 'Now it’s the oyster in the half shell. You can’t overstate what this means to Washington.'

'It used to be the canary in the coal mine,' Mr. Inslee said in a recent interview. 'Now it’s the oyster in the half shell. You can’t overstate what this means to Washington.'"

Coral Davenport reports for the New York Times August 3, 2014.

Monday, August 4, 2014