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  December 2017

Lauds Whatcom Watch’s Coverage and Balance

Dear Editor, I am writing to express my commendation for the excellent articles in the latest issue [October/November 2017] of Whatcom Watch, in particular the article about the Atlantic salmon in Washington State. Learning about the history of Atlantic salmon … Continue reading

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  December 2017

As Clean Power Plan Is Gutted, Congress Must Step in to Price Carbon

In its zeal to undo the legacy of our 44th president, the Trump administration is now undoing the future of our children and grandchildren by repealing the Clean Power Plan, a policy designed to reduce the heat-trapping emissions that make … Continue reading

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  December 2017

Bellingham Bay Demonstration Pilot Project

Editor’s Note: Since the article by Nicole Oliver appeared in 1997, many projects have moved forward under the Demonstration Pilot Project. Here’s an update. Bellingham Bay Comprehensive Strategy Work in Bellingham Bay is happening with the guidance of the Bellingham … Continue reading

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  December 2017

Bold Action Needed for Salmon Recovery

Frustrated with the lack of progress in salmon recovery — especially Puget Sound chinook — treaty tribes in western Washington have proposed seven bold actions to jump-start those efforts. Puget Sound chinook were listed under the Endangered Species Act in … Continue reading

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  December 2017

Winter Birding

After what seemed like an abrupt transition from fall to winter, we suddenly find ourselves facing a few months of birding wearing multiple layers. Migratory birds have either passed through on the way to warmer climes or flown in to … Continue reading

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