Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline is a go. What’s that mean for WA?

The project will dramatically increase tanker traffic in the Salish Sea, and with it the risk of a major spill. — from Crosscut.com — An aerial view of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain marine terminal, in Burnaby, B.C. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) The international border that runs through Boundary … Continue reading

Inslee statement on Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion

— from Governor Jay Inslee’s office — Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today following the Canadian government’s announced approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion.  “The Canadian government’s decision today to approve the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion is alarming and deeply disappointing. The costs to our environment and communities … Continue reading

A film that fights for the future of fish

Monday, June 24, 6-9 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall — from Frances C. Robertson, PhD., County Marine Resources Committee — The San Juan County Marine Resources Committee announces the screening of Artifishal, a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. The … Continue reading

Canada passes bill outlawing captivity of dolphins, whales, porpoises

— from Washington Post — Canada has banned the practice of keeping dolphins, whales and porpoises in captivity after a long-fought-for piece of legislation passed resoundingly Monday. The Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, which Canadian media nicknamed the “Free Willy” bill, outlaws captivity, breeding, trade, possession and capture of … Continue reading

County asks that you participate in this first step of land capacity analysis

— from San Juan County Communications — A draft Gross Developable Lands Inventory (GDLI) web map is available for public comment until June 28, 2019.  The GDLI map identifies the parcel type (residential, commercial, etc.) and category (fully developed, partially developed, etc.) of all County parcels.  This categorization is based … Continue reading

Governor Inslee meets with OPALCO to talk broadband, clean energy, electric ferries

— from Suzanne Olson for OPALCO — OPALCO and Rock Island leadership update Governor Inslee on their broadband success in San Juan County. From L-R: Alan Smith, Executive Vice President of Rock Island; Rick Christmas, OPALCO Board Member; Foster Hildreth, OPALCO General Manager; Vince Dauciunas, OPALCO Board President; Gerry Lawlor, … Continue reading