Waterfront

Poisoning the Public - A treacherous legacy

By Tip JohnsonOn Apr 18, 2007

According to the Bellingham Herald, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources has recently approved leaving tons of mercury buried in Bellingham Bay. The documents are not yet readily available [...]

Your Waterfront - Up for grabs

By Tip JohnsonOn Apr 18, 2007

New Whatcom Redevelopment Project - The City and Port of Bellingham will hold public information a meeting. Bellingham Cruise Terminal. 355 Harris Ave., Bellingham. WA Times: 6:00 PM.Also, the Port has [...]

Response to Bellingham Herald editorial

By John ServaisOn Jan 25, 2007

Today’s Bellingham Herald editorial invites an answer. The editorial is good in that it reflects on past bad practices, like allowing GP to dump mercury into Bellingham Bay, and [...]

Moving Target

By Tip JohnsonOn Dec 11, 2006

One of the more momentous public hearings in Bellingham’s history appears to be ready to pass with more than the ordinary confusion. We wrote about some of the mis/[...]

Public meeting & hearing rescheduled

By John ServaisOn Nov 30, 2006

Notice:Relative to the last post:Ecology has rescheduled the public meeting for:December 7th, 6:30 p.m. ñ 8:30 p.m., Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Avenue, Bellingham, WAEcology has rescheduled the public [...]

Public Process - Lots of it (kind of),

By Tip JohnsonOn Nov 27, 2006

or I lied (sort of!)In the previous post I complained that the biggest rip-off in Whatcom County history was happening without even being discussed or making it into the [...]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By Tip JohnsonOn Nov 26, 2006

The good? We are no longer spewing forty+ pounds of mercury vapor every day into the local atmosphere. We are no longer dumping 20 to 40 tons of polluted solid waste into [...]

Traffic and Western Washington University

By John ServaisOn Mar 01, 2004

If WWU gets their way, $20 million in state taxes will be spent on jack-hammering out good roads and building new ones a hundred yards away. No increase in safety nor [...]

The Port Commissioner campaign is getting hot

By John ServaisOn Aug 27, 2003

Ginny Benton, seeking her third term as commissioner, stated this evening at the Rome Grange that she will not respond to the “mud slinging” being done against her. She will “[...]

Web site to check out

By John ServaisOn May 12, 2003

Waterfront Futures for Bellingham - nothing here. This is one of those processes that is supposedly open to public comment. However, speaking to a meeting seems a challenge. Getting on [...]

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