Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash.
Bakken crude oil deliveries raise safety questions
By Daniel DeMay | Posted: Sunday, March 2, 2014 11:40 pm
An oil tanker train sits on the rail line that parallels Highway 20 west of Burlington in this photo taken in November 2013. Scott Terrell / Skagit Valley Herald
OLYMPIA [Wash.] — The issue of shipping oil by rail has gone from the background to the front burner almost overnight.
There are no less […]
Continue reading The Bakken Oil Trains are Coming . . . IS SKAGIT READY?
Bartonville : TX : USA | Feb 22, 2014 at 7:22 AM PST
BY JOHNTHOMAS DIDYMUS Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson: No fracking near my home
Exxon Mobil Corp. Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson is an ardent proponent of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), but only when it isn’t in his backyard.
According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Tillerson is one […]
Continue reading Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson Joins Lawsuit to Stop Fracking Activity Near His Home
Skagit County, Washington
Skagit Valley Herald staff | Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014 9:00 am
The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community will oppose the proposed Kinder Morgan Transmountain pipeline project, it announced Thursday.
The tribe said it will oppose the project before Canada’s National Energy Board, along with the Tulalip Tribes, Lummi Nation, Suquamish Tribe and the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations in Canada.
“Over the last 100 years, our most sacred site, the Salish Sea, has been deeply impacted by […]
Continue reading Swinomish Tribe Joins Opposition to Canadian Oil Pipeline
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
Continue reading Proposed Shell/Equilon Oil Train Terminal, Anacortes
Seattle Times, Jan. 31, 2014
Officials monitoring lower than usual snowpack levels in Washington state say it’s not time to panic, but they’re nevertheless preparing in case of a possible drought.
By PHUONG LE
SEATTLE —Officials monitoring lower than usual snowpack levels in Washington state say it’s not time to panic, but they’re nevertheless preparing in case of a possible drought.The Department of Ecology plans to ask the Legislature for drought-relief money in case dry […]
Continue reading Dry Winter Causes Concerns About Possible Drought
By Kimberly Cauvel | Jan. 28, 2014
CONCRETE — The town decided Monday to turn down Niagara Bottling’s interest in purchasing its pristine water, partly to protect the town’s ongoing relationship with another bottling company and partly because of a lack of detail in Niagara’s request.
An LTI Inc. driver fills two trailers with water from the town’s well in April 2011. LTI transports the water to Advanced H20 in Burlington for bottling. […]
Continue reading Concrete, Wash., Turns Down Bottler’s Request to Buy Town’s Water
Congress should approve bills adding more Washington rivers to the national Wild and Scenic Rivers system, where the state is now woefully underrepresented.
Seattle Times Editorial
GABRIEL CAMPANARIO / THE SEATTLE TIMES MORE than 1,900 miles of Oregon’s rivers are protected in the national Wild and Scenic Rivers system.
Washington, in contrast, has fewer than 200 designated miles. That’s downright embarrassing for a state with thousands of miles of rivers that clearly […]
Continue reading Time to Catch Up to Oregon in Protecting Rivers
January 16, 2014
Center for Biological Diversity.
Contact: Sarah Uhlemann, (206) 327-2344, firstname.lastname@example.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 […]
Continue reading Expanded Habitat Protection Sought for Endangered Killer Whales on the West Coast
Wash. Conservation voters Tiffany McGuyer @ wcvoters.org
Jan. 17, 2014
When a proposal was created to build the largest coal export terminal in North America – you got loud. Over 124,000 concerned citizens submitted comments and more than 8,200 people attended hearings on the Cherry Point coal export terminal.
Thankfully, the Department of Ecology determined that such an unprecedented project deserved a comprehensive review.
Yet yesterday, a joint work session in the [Wash.] State Legislature by the Senate Environment […]
Continue reading Stand Up for Washington’s State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)