On December 6, the Whatcom County Council voted 5 to 2 (Brenner and Mann voted no) to lift the temporary moratorium that was passed on November 9, 2016. The new interim ordinance that replaces it [...]
Three sixty-five year-old white pines in a north-south row
Power lines to the West of them, Outbuildings to the East;
And to the South, leaning over the house!
So tenderly, [...]
The side of Sumas Mountain, laden with asbestos and soil-killing heavy metals, is sliding slowly but steadily into Swift Creek and then into the farmlands of north Whatcom County and—[...]
That is the title of Alex Jensen’s article in Counterpunch on December 2nd. He first posits that we are now deeply into the “Great Acceleration” with respect to the [...]
Eric Hirst guest writes. We appreciate his expert perspective on this important local issue.
Elisabeth Britt, in a NW Citizen article on Nov 25, argues that Whatcom County made a mistake [...]
The Department of Ecology has posted an interactive map to assist Whatcom County with determining legally available domestic water availability. The map displays areas where instream flows are not being [...]
In October, the Washington Supreme Court entered a decision in Whatcom County v. Hirst, (Hirst) a Growth Management Act (GMA) case. In the opinion, the court states that counties have [...]
Beware the deceptive and very last minute anti-732 campaign.
Vote YES on initiative 732. The Carbon Tax is really neutral as our sales taxes and other taxes will be reduced by [...]
The city published a Notice of Application and Optional DNS* Process on October 5, 2016 with a comment period of only two weeks for a logging operation of a substantial nature on [...]
The Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan for water resources has been ruled illegal by the Washington State Supreme Court. The issue now returns to lower courts and, of course, to the [...]