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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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Stand Up for Washington’s State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

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 [...]

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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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Residents of Luckakuck Creek Speak Up for Their Home Waters

The WaterWealth Project

Posted by Sheila Muxlow, Campaign Director 594.20wc on July 18, 2013

It was a hot Tuesday evening, no doubt better spent by the banks of the Vedder Canal or on the beaches of Cultus Lake, but more than 30 residents from the residential area that intersects the head-waters of Luckakuck creek – south of Stevenson Rd in Chilliwack – came together at City Hall on July 16th to oppose a bylaw amendment that would [...]

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Tethys Enterprises Terminates Water Contract with Anacortes

Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash.

Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 6:15 am | Updated: 1:38 pm, Thu Oct 3, 2013.

By Mark Stayton

ANACORTES — Tethys Enterprises recently terminated its water contract with Anacortes, cutting the last ties to a long and controversial project to build a 1 million square-foot bottling plant there.

Tethys notified Anacortes that it would stop pursuing the proposed plant on Sept. 9, Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell said previously.

In a letter dated Oct. 1 [...]

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Anacortes Election to Induce City Council Members to Terminate Water Agreement?

Anacortes, Wash.

A letter of request to the Anacortes City Council for a written termination of the Tethys Enterprises water agreement that would have resulted in a one-million-square-foot bottling plant–the largest in North America–entitled up to five million gallons of water per day. Tethys CEO Steve Winter withdrew from the agreement and moved to Ireland.

TO: Council Member Ryan Walters, Council Member Eric Johnson, Council Member Cynthia Richardson, Council Member Erica Pickett, Council Member Brad Adams, Council Member Brian [...]

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Tethys’ Pullout of Bottling Plant Draws Mixed Response

Anacortes American Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Tethys’ pullout draws mixed response BY KIMBERLY JACOBSON

Reactions are mixed to the announcement last week that Tethys Enterprises backed out of its plans for a bottling facility on the island.

Some residents were pleased the proposed 1-million-square-foot plant is off the table while others are lamenting the potential jobs lost. But all are looking to the future and how Anacortes could plan to best utilize the property — and how to attract a [...]

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WWU to Become Largest Public University in the U.S. to Ban Bottled Water

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Western Washington University [Bellingham, Wash.] is poised to become the largest public university in the country to ban sales of bottled water. The school joins Evergreen State College and Seattle University in making the move.

For many young environmentalists, saying no to bottled water and yes to public taps is an easy choice and a cause they can get passionate about.

That’s certainly the case for Carolyn Bowie, co-president of Students for [...]

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Spectra Energy Watch Video on Eminent Domain

Link to the video.

First Nation launches constitutional challenge to Shell tar sands expansion

MONTHLY REVIEW

http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/10/05/first-nation-launches-constitutional-challenge-to-shell-canada-expansion-in-oil-sands/

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation spokesperson Eriel Deranger speaks out against the oilsands at a recent event in Vancouver.

by David P. Ball Indian Country Today October 5, 2012

A First Nation whose land sits in the heart of the Alberta oil sands has ramped up its legal battle against the vast industrial development, which has generated controversy because of its massive carbon footprint, untreated tailings ponds and at [...]

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