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Whatcom County

Bill Mize is turning over in his grave

By John ServaisOn Aug 25, 2004

This morning the Rome Grange canceled the Motor Boats Off issue from their agenda at this evening’s Bill Mize Forum. Why? Threats and demands from the motor-boating community. Rational [...]

Anyone want to step forward?

By John ServaisOn Aug 02, 2004

The Mercury Study by the U.S. Geological Survey has been released. It is available as a PDF file download at:http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/sir/2004/5084/This study is [...]

Mercury in Lake Whatcom

By John ServaisOn Jun 03, 2004

Today the Washington Department of Ecology released a report that says, basically, that mercury in the lake is less now than in the past. “Decreasing” is the operative word.Local [...]

Re: Chamber of Commerce insert in today’s Bellingham Herald

By John ServaisOn May 24, 2004

The initiative is ‘remove motor boats’, not ‘remove boats’ from Lake Whatcom. Our Chamber of Commerce just lies in print to achieve their goal of defeating the initiative. Then the [...]

Benzene in Lake Whatcom water

By John ServaisOn Feb 13, 2004

We see 1/100 of one part per billion or less of benzene to water during most of the year 2000 and into the spring of 2001. Then in the summer we see the [...]

Not political conservative but real conservative

By John ServaisOn Feb 12, 2004

Motor boats off Lake Whatcom? What was that apology from City Senior Planner Chris Spens at the city council on Monday? El-bull-in-china-shop Chris got the word from el mayor that [...]

Mercury, anyone?

By John ServaisOn Feb 09, 2004

We have mercury contamination all over our county. That we know. Lake Whatcom and Bellingham Bay. Georgia Pacific’s chlorine plant leaked mercury for about 35 years and neither GP nor [...]

The toxins would drift to our lungs

By John ServaisOn Jan 22, 2004

The future of our war in Iraq is analyzed and predictions are made in a new post on the website World In Conflict, a sub-site of NwCitizen. Credit for the [...]

Posted mid January at bottom of home page

By John ServaisOn Jan 14, 2004

About 240 citizens check NwCitizen each day and regular readers check about once a week. Over 4,000 unique - different - citizens check this site every month. Examining where you come from [...]

Lack of environmental enforcement

By John ServaisOn Nov 23, 2003

of some local developers is plain to see in this photo essay at the Lake Whatcom website. The WA Dept of Ecology has enforcement folks tooling around in their spiffy [...]

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