Being Frank

  June 2020

Pollution-Based Economy Cannot Be Sustained

On April 16, as the coronavirus attacked communities across Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is rolling back our water quality standards that are the most protective of human health in the country. The announcement gave … Continue reading

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  June 2020

Fixing Habitat Key to Salmon Recovery

Until we take real action to protect and restore salmon habitat, we are looking toward a future with more tightly restricted fisheries for everyone. That’s the lesson after treaty tribal and state fisheries managers reached agreement last month through the … Continue reading

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  June 2020

About 5G: Message From a Concerned Parent

It seems like it’s the invisible things in life that can take on epic proportions and transform our lives in radical ways. I am reminded of how important the unseen world is with the current Covid-19 crisis. Sometimes, it is … Continue reading

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  June 2020

Seven of Washington’s U.S. Representatives Sign Letter Supporting Restoration Jobs

Conservation Northwest is deeply grateful to U.S. House of Representatives members Derek Kilmer, Kim Schrier, Rick Larsen, Denny Heck, Suzan DelBene, Adam Smith and Pramila Jayapal for signing a letter to the House leadership supporting a “Restoration and Resilience Jobs” … Continue reading

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  June 2020

Port of Bellingham Commission

The meetings scheduled for April 7 and April 21 were not held. Action Taken at April 3, 2020 Special Meeting Shall the commission: 32. Establish a tenant rent relief policy? The executive director’s declaration of emergency issued on March 20 … Continue reading

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  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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  June 2020

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at March 31, 2020 Special Meeting Shall the council: 58. Approve an initial budget of $4,500,000 for a special revenue fund titled Corvid-19 Emergency Response Fund? The county executive has issued a proclamation of emergency to combat the … Continue reading

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  June 2020

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at April 13, 2020 Meeting Presentation: Bellingham Emergency Management update on Covid-19. The city has been providing information about efforts to deal with the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, and conducted its first web-based remote-attendance meeting on 4/13, as per … Continue reading

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