Twenty Years Ago

  June 2020

Life Returns to Whatcom Creek: One Year After the Pipeline Explosion

Editor’s Note: For an article on the Whatcom Creek pipeline fire, go to: http://www.whatcomwatch.org/old_issues/v8i7.html#story1. The below article is abbreviated; for the entire article go to:   http://www.whatcomwatch.org/old_issues/v9i6.html#story8   Flash Fire The June 10, 1999, pipeline rupture spouted a deluge of gasoline … Continue reading

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  May 2020

Where the Ocean Meets the Land

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the May 2000 issue of Whatcom Watch. Last month, we reprinted part five of a six-part series titled “Hot Water: … Continue reading

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  April 2020

Forests: Outrun by Climate Change

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the April 2000 issue of Whatcom Watch. Below is part five of a six-part series on climate change that Whatcom … Continue reading

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  February 2020

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the February 2000 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: In March 1999, The Initiative Group filed an initiative with Bellingham … Continue reading

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  September 2019

The Environment: A Legacy Each of Us Will Leave for Generations to Come

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the August/September 1999 issue of Whatcom Watch. First off, let me say that I firmly believe we must reject any … Continue reading

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  August 2019

Pact Gains Added Cherry Point Protection

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the August/September 1999 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: August/September 1999 was the first issue reporting votes by the Bellingham … Continue reading

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  July 2019

Whatcom Creek Restoration

Editor’s Note: This is an abbreviated version of the article. To read the full article go to: http://www.whatcomwatch.org/old_issues/v8i7.html#story1. The Olympic Pipe Line explosion happened on June 10, 1999, on the afternoon of my daughter´s 7th birthday. We were outside picking … Continue reading

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  June 2019

Infectious Medical Waste Issue to be Decided by Voters

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch, has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the June 1999 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: Initiative 1-99 was passed at the November 2, 1999, general election … Continue reading

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  May 2019

Bicycling and Wellness

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the May 1999 issue of Whatcom Watch.                           … Continue reading

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  May 2019

San Juan Island Oil Spill on Earth Day

On Earth Day [Thursday, April 22, 1999] we had a small, but significant oil spill reach the west side of the San Juan Islands. The source has yet to be identified. First thing Thursday morning, Earth Day, I received a … Continue reading

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