Twenty Years Ago

  June 2017

Life Forsaken: Notes on the Ecological Holocaust in Nooksack

To celebrate 26 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we are printing excerpts from 20 years ago. The below excerpt is from the June 1997 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: Steven D. Redman is author of “Visions of the Sentient … Continue reading

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  May 2017

Are Environmentalists Shooting Themselves in the Foot?

To celebrate 26 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we are printing excerpts from 20 years ago. The excerpt below is from the May 1997 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: Bob Keller died in February 2017. A long-time contributor to … Continue reading

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  April 2017

Local Author Discusses the Need to Protect Chile’s Forests

To celebrate 26 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we will be printing excerpts from 20 years ago. The below excerpts are from the April 1997 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: The Whatcom County based Trillium Corporation purchased land in … Continue reading

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  March 2017

Lummi Island and the Comprehensive Plan

Editor’s Note: Lummi Island has been spared the wrecking ball. In 2015, the Lummi Island Heritage Trust secured a deal to purchase the 105-acre Lummi Island quarry property. The April issue of Whatcom Watch will have an update on the … Continue reading

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  February 2017

Winter Solstice Thoughts on Fairhaven Woods

To celebrate 25 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we will be printing excerpts from 20 years ago. The below excerpts are from the February 1997 issue. Editor’s Note: In 1996, the Madrona Development Corporation of Seattle proposed the Chuckanut Ridge … Continue reading

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  January 2017

The Costs of Driving

To celebrate 25 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we are printing excerpts from 20 years ago. The article  below is from the January 1997 issue of Whatcom Watch. Washington residents drove over 50 billion miles in 1995. It doesn’t take … Continue reading

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  December 2016

Expose of Gannett as Nasty, Unscrupulous Corporation

To celebrate 25 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we will be printing excerpts from 20 years ago. The below excerpts are from the December 1996 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: When this article was written, the Gannett Corporated owned … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2016

Ballot Issue May Influence Future of County’s Natural Heritage

To celebrate 25 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we will be printing excerpts from 20 years ago. The below excerpts are from the October-November 1996 issue of Whatcom Watch. Editor’s Note: In 1992, the Whatcom County Council passed the Conservation … Continue reading

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  September 2016

Bicycle Advocacy Slideshow Presented to Bellingham City Council

To celebrate 25 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we will be printing excerpts from 20 years ago. The below excerpts are from the September 1996 issue of Whatcom Watch. Susie Stephens of the Northwest Bicycle Federation made a presentation to … Continue reading

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  August 2016

Ruling by Federal Judge Sends Whatcom County a Warning

To celebrate 25 years of publishing Whatcom Watch, we will be printing excerpts from 20 years ago. The below excerpts are from the August 1996 issue of Whatcom Watch. On June 17, 1996, Judge William L. Dwyer of the United … Continue reading

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