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Environment

The Great Deceleration

By Dick ConoboyOn Dec 04, 2016

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 [...]

Interim Ordinance on Rural Water Wells is Essential

By Eric HirstOn Dec 03, 2016

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 [...]

County Rural Residents Can Check On Water

By Elisabeth BrittOn Dec 03, 2016

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 [...]

Water Well Drilling Moratorium is Bad Idea

By Elisabeth BrittOn Nov 25, 2016

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 [...]

YES on I-732 Fits Conservative & Liberal Values

By John ServaisOn Nov 04, 2016

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 [...]

Logging Planned for 110 Acres on Samish Hill

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 10, 2016

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 [...]

State Supreme Court Rules Against County Plan

By John ServaisOn Oct 06, 2016

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 [...]

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 [...]

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