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Proposed Shell/Equilon Oil Train Terminal, Anacortes

Tom Glade, President

Evergreen Islands, Anacortes, Wash.

PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINES (MONDAY IS PRESIDENTS DAY!):

BY HAND: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 3:30 PM BY MAIL (ANACORTES PO): SATURDAY,FEBRUARY 15, 1:30pm BY INTERNET: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 4:30PM BY FAX: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 4:30PM (FAX: 360-336-9416)

Since Skagit County’s environmental review is only about potential environmental impacts

that occur on Shell’s property, the environmental impacts of oil train disasters en route will not

[...]

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Expanded Habitat Protection Sought for Endangered Killer Whales on the West Coast

January 16, 2014

Center for Biological Diversity.

 

Contact: Sarah Uhlemann, (206) 327-2344, suhlemann@biologicaldiversity.org

 

Declining Salmon Populations, Pollution, Ocean Noise Threaten Iconic Species Off Coasts of Washington, Oregon, California

Photo courtesy NOAA.

SEATTLE— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal petition today with the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect more critical habitat for the endangered Southern Resident population of killer whales. If successful the proposal would extend Endangered [...]

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Paint the Town Blue on Sept. 24, 2012

Save Our Skagit River contact is Judy Booth, judy.booth28@gmail.com, 360-610-3279. PLEASE ATTEND THE ANACORTES CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MONDAY, SEPT. 24 On Monday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., 904 6th St., the Anacortes City Council will vote upon the following: A resolution as to whether or not to support the modification of the urban growth area (UGA) to accommodate Tethys’ proposal to build a one million square foot bottling plant entitled to five million gallons of municipal water per day [...]

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Fryeburg / Nestlé Action Alert #2: We got an extension, now demand a public hearing!

FRYEBURG/NESTLÉ ACTION ALERT #2:

WE GOT AN EXTENSION! NOW DEMAND A PUBLIC HEARING!!

Yes, the good news is that the PUC has extended the comment period to Sept. 24th.

Thanks to everyone who took action to let the PUC know that the public has a right to more time to submit comments on the deal between Fryeburg Water Company and Nestlé/Poland Spring.

We are pleased that the Public Advocate’s office called for an extension and give a special shout out [...]

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ACTION ALERT: TELL PUC NO DEALS WITH NESTLÉ IN FRYEBURG

We’ve just learned that the private Fryeburg Water Company wants to seal a deal with Nestlé/Poland Spring to guarantee that Nestlé buys at least 75 million gallons of spring water per year for the next 25 years with the option to extend for up to four additional five-year terms – a total of 45 years.According to a news story in the Conway Daily Sun on Friday, “The two companies have had a state-approved agreement since 2008, but the proposed [...]

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Skagit County/The Right to Local Self-Government

Kai Huschke of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund will speak about Democracy School and a Community Bill of Rights on Fri., May 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Burlington. Democracy School teaches the right to local, self-government that enables communities to reject unsustainable economic and environmental policies set by government and enables legal framework that charters sustainable energy production, sustainable land development and sustainable water, among others. A Community Bill of [...]

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East-West Highway Update 12-16-11

Update 12-16-11: A nonprofit transportation research group out of Washington D.C., TRIP, released a statement identifying “Maine’s 50 most needed transportation projects for economic growth.” #3 was the construction of a new east-west highway. TRIP is sponsored by “construction businesses, insurance companies, equipment makers, labor unions and other transportation-related organizations.” We believe TRIP’s role is to encourage private funding of the study, since funding from Maine taxpayers would be highly controversial, as we face severe cuts on social services. Chris [...]

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East-West Highway Update 12-12-11

Update 12-12-11: This letter is the link between Vigue / Cianbro, Mobilize Eastern Maine / Eastern Maine Development Corporation / the Action Committee of 50, and LR2358…!

Brief summary: Cianbro doesn’t have the money for the feasibility study, and as part of this business group, wrote a letter to Legislators asking for an emergency bill (LR2358) to support funding. Senator Thomas had sponsored a bill to approve funding earlier that was voted down 2-8. This letter from EMDC was [...]

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Tell Nestlé to stop fooling with community water supplies

For years Nestlé has run roughshod over community and environmental concerns when taking and bottling water for brands like Poland Spring, Deer Park, Ice Mountain and Arrowhead.

Nestlé is now looking to increase the number of bottling facilities it owns and operates across the country, in places like McCloud, California and Salida, Colorado.

Tell the world’s largest bottler to stop wresting water resources from local control. Send a message to CEO Kim Jeffery today and [...]

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