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Environment

Coal Trains Blocked by Local Protesters

By John ServaisOn Aug 28, 2016

Update: Mon, Aug 29, 8:30 a.m. In this morning's Bellingham Herald, not a single use of the words “coal” or “oil” in their article on the protest. The Herald referred [...]

Greenways may reverse heron colony buffer purchase this evening

By John ServaisOn Jun 03, 2016

Updated late night, June 2 I went to the Greenways Advisory Committee meeting at 7 pm this evening, based on the agenda posted online at the city website. That agenda now displays [...]

We need to protect our Great Blue Heron colony

By John ServaisOn May 31, 2016

The Greenways Advisory Committee voted unanimously in early May to provide partial funding from their available free funds to purchase the platted but unbuilt house sites bordering the Great Blue [...]

Proposed over-water walkway is dead

By John ServaisOn May 21, 2016

It can now be reliably reported that the long planned over-water walkway, running from the north end of Boulevard Park to the Cornwall Avenue landfill, has been cancelled by the [...]

Breaking Free: A New Age Ghost Dance

By Guest writerOn May 18, 2016

Jay Taber, a dedicated enviromental advocate, guest writes this critique of protest events, such as at the Anacortes oil refineries last weekend. This first posted on the Salish Sea Maritime [...]

Herons or Oil: Which are long term?

By John ServaisOn May 14, 2016

Some folks from Bellingham who read this may also be participating in the kayaking and land protest at the Tesoro oil refinery near Anacortes. It is a coordinated protest with [...]

No Coal Terminal at Cherry Point - Final

By John ServaisOn May 09, 2016

This morning, the Army Corps of Engineers released a simple press release. In plain language, Colonel Buck denies the Gateway Pacific Terminal project at Cherry Point. Col. Buck says he [...]

OregonLNG quits: Cherry Point may be new target

By John ServaisOn Apr 18, 2016

Reliable sources tell me that Williams Pipeline Company is planning to apply for permits to extend a natural gas spur pipeline from their main pipeline at Sumas over to Cherry [...]

BNSF: A casual approach to railroad safety

By John ServaisOn Apr 04, 2016

The coal train in the photo above is heading north along Bellingham Bay just above Clayton Beach. Notice how it seems to overhang the sandy bluff? That is because the [...]

Cherry Point coal port development put on ice

By John ServaisOn Apr 01, 2016

The Seattle Times is reporting a decision by Cloud Peak Energy and SSA Marine to pause work on the Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Cherry Point coal terminal. The [...]

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