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Coal, Oil & Trains

Effort to Stop Bakken Oil Trains

By John ServaisOn Oct 24, 2015

Some Whatcom County environmental folks want to help our neighbors in Skagit County fight the expansion of rail traffic to the Shell refinery near Anacortes. Due to early action on [...]

Coal Ship Collisions Study Is Released

By John ServaisOn Dec 18, 2014

Today the ship collision study for the proposed mega coal terminal at Cherry Point was released. The Washington Department of Ecology has posted the study - the “Vessel Traffic and [...]

Reliable Prosperity

By Sandy RobsonOn Aug 14, 2014

Sandra Robson guest writes this article. She has researched and written about the problems with a coal port at Cherry Point for over a year, with 4 articles in the Whatcom [...]

Manifest Clandestine-y

By Sandy RobsonOn Jul 07, 2014

Guest writer Sandy Robson submitted this article, which includes some fine research. When Wyoming’s governor, Matt Mead, visited Longview, Washington, on June 3 to advocate for the proposed Millennium Bulk [...]

Sins of Omission

By Sandy RobsonOn Jun 27, 2014

Sandy Robson guest writes this article. This is her third article on NWCitizen. In February 2014, I was accused of libel. Craig Cole, the local consultant on the Gateway Pacific Terminal ([...]

Herald and Weekly Withhold the News

By John ServaisOn Jun 11, 2014

They knew the Wyoming coal delegation was coming to visit Whatcom County and Cherry Point on Tuesday, June 10. Indeed, both the Bellingham Herald and the Cascadia Weekly were invited to [...]

The Road to Perdition

By Sandy RobsonOn Jun 01, 2014

Sandy Robson guest writes this article. She is a professional worker who lives in Whatcom County and is concerned about our environment. This is a follow-up to my May 22, 2014 article [...]

Feint, Calumny, Solidarity

By Guest writerOn May 28, 2014

Ellen Murphy is a Bellingham nonviolence activist who aids local liberal causes in many ways. I had been an active member of the Whatcom Watch community for a few years, [...]

Montana & Wyoming to WA: Permit Coal Export Terminals… Or Else

By Sandy RobsonOn May 22, 2014

Sandy Robson guest writes this article. She is a professional worker who lives in Whatcom County and is concerned about our environment. - - - The Powder River Basin (PRB) [...]

An Imminent Threat

By Terry WechslerOn May 09, 2014

Note: The following, or some version similar to it, will be hand delivered to Skagit County Planning and Development Services, as well as emailed to the office of the governor. [...]

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