Climate

  December 2019

Combating Climate Change on a Local Level

Climate change is already impacting our health, environment and economy in Whatcom County, and its effects will only accelerate in the future. Meanwhile, cities and counties across the country are coming to grips with what they must do to mitigate … Continue reading

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  December 2019

The EPA’s War On Science Continues

The EPA wants to ban research that doesn’t violate the privacy of its subjects. That means less science — and fewer rules for polluters. by Jill Richardson Distributed by OtherWords.org. The Trump EPA wants to introduce a new rule: Its … Continue reading

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  December 2019

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at October 8, 2019 Meeting Shall the commission: 117. Authorize the executive director to renew the port’s liability and auto insurance coverage? The coverage includes terrorism; for the airport it includes terrorism and war. The premium from 10/1/2019 … Continue reading

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  December 2019

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at September 23, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 163. Authorize the mayor to sign a mutual aid agreement with the Washington [state] Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network? Emergencies may require aid or assistance in the form of personnel, equipment, … Continue reading

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  December 2019

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at September 24, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 198. Authorize the executive to sign an agreement with the city of Bellingham? The agreement will permit the city of Bellingham radio shop to provide installation, maintenance, and repair services … Continue reading

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  December 2019

Billy Frank Jr. Salmon Coalition a Return to Cooperation

The Billy Frank Jr. Salmon Coalition is looking forward to another year of working together to accomplish responsible management through responsible leadership. We formed the coalition of tribal, state and local policy leaders, sport and commercial fishermen, conservation groups, scientists, … Continue reading

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  December 2019

Habitat Work Shows Promise of Salmon Recovery

Treaty tribes are encouraged by fish passage improvement projects in the Puget Sound region and other projects that will open access to many miles of good salmon spawning and rearing habitat. They are clear examples of the kinds of action … Continue reading

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  December 2019

Gardening in Autumn

Garlic and Shallots Just before Halloween, the early fall rains finally ceased and the clay soil in my garlic and shallot patch on the Skagit Flats dried out enough to be worked into raised beds. The dikes on the nearby … Continue reading

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  December 2019

Our Tax System Rewards Polluters

Last year, the biggest fossil fuel companies paid zero dollars in taxes — and actually received billions in rebates. Distributed by OtherWords.org. Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who sparked student protests across the globe, had this to tell … Continue reading

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  December 2019

Whatcom County Climate Impact Advisory Committee

At the December 5, 2017 meeting, the Whatcom County Council voted to establish the Climate Impact Advisory Committee. The committee consists of 11 voting members with the council appointing the members. It will advise the County Council on the implementation … Continue reading

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