Here is what is posted on the City of Bellingham's website:
A sulfur-like odor being detected near shore areas is believed to be tidal-related. The odor was first reported to 9-1-1 this morning resulting in the response of the crew from the Harris Avenue to investigate. The crew could detect the odor, confirmed that it did not present a hazard, and ultimately linked the odor to organic decomposition in connection with the morning low tide and present atmospheric conditions.
With the return of the low tide this evening, calls into 9-1-1 are picking up for the same sulfur-like smell near coastal areas. Citizens are encouraged to not call 9-1-1 with questions or concerns about the odor unless they believe they are experiencing a natural gas emergency
Is this not a wake-up regarding our poor stewardship of Bellingham Bay?
Why has the city failed to include an updated analysis of plant and animal impacts in the last three Waterfront EIS reviews that were issued? We are killing the environment that sustains us, and yet the city and port care more about putting in a marina, increasing boat traffic and the density of shoreline development than it does about protecting aquatic health and habitat connectivity.
It is insanity, in the face of increasing evidence of the crisis regarding global warming and loss of biodiversity, to continue with business as usual. We need to stop and seriously reconsider our priorities and plans for the Bellingham waterfront, so that greater emphasis can be placed on ecological health.