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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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Wash. Water Ruling Could Have Far-Reaching Effects, Including Dropping Property Values

Skagit County, Western Wash.

Wash. Dept. of Ecology to hold water rights workshop on Dec. 2 in Mount Vernon.

By Rachel Lerman/Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2013 9:00 am

Potential builders and landowners face a state of limbo as the state Department of Ecology searches for solutions in a water rights battle that has lasted decades.

The battle over water rights in the Skagit River basin reached a plateau Oct. 3 with the state Supreme Court’s ruling against Ecology in a [...]

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Free Groundwater for Nestle is One of Many Corporate Give-Aways of Water in BC

The WaterWealth Project

Posted by Sheila Muxlow, Campaign Director 594.20wc on August 16, 2013 Despite the fact that Nestle never applied for a license to access the water and is draining the size of a small lake each year, they are not breaking the law. In fact Nestle’s operation is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to industries that are taking advantage of BC’s outdated water laws. Beyond bottled water, industries like mining, agriculture and natural [...]

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Nestle Chairman Says Water Is Not a Human Right

Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck

Keithpp’s Blog

April 15, 2013

In a candid interview for the documentary We Feed the World, Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck makes the astonishing claim that water isn’t a human right. He attacks the idea that nature is good, and says it is a great achievement that humans are now able to resist nature’s dominance. He attacks organic agriculture and says genetic modification is better. (View the [...]

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Bellingham City Council Blocks Community Bill of Rights

 

City Council blocks Community Bill of Rights and drafts resolution calling for expanded environmental impact statement

Last week Bellingham City Council challenged the legality of Citizen’s Initiative 2, the Bellingham Community Bill of Rights in an attempt to keep it off the ballot. On Monday night the council will discuss passing a resolution asking for a programatic environmental impact statement, and asking that massive costs for infrastructure expansion and mitigation associated with this project be borne by GPT rather [...]

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