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

“One of the most unusual events I can recall with a killer whale”: Orca pod preys on gray whale in Puget Sound

— from Q13 FOX — A pod of orcas apparently preyed on a gray whale near Whidbey Island Saturday, and experts are calling this an extremely “unusual event.” Passengers aboard a Puget Sound Express ship saw a family of Bigg’s orcas, also called transient orcas, circling a grey whale and … Continue reading

State budget invests in local volunteer projects to improve health of Salish Sea

— from Dave Pringle for Senate Democratic Caucus — The 2019-21 Washington state operating budget invests $910,000 to NW Straits Commission for continued project support for Marine Resources Committees around Puget Sound. The 2019-21 Washington state operating budget invests $910,000 to NW Straits Commission for continued project support for Marine … Continue reading