Phillips 66, violations put refinery workers at great risk / Facebook Post, Sj Robson

phillips 66 violations dept labor and industries10 hrs  January 16, 2016  Sandy Robson

Excerpt from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Jan. 15 press release: “Phillips 66 Refinery has been fined $324,000 for failing to correct serious workplace safety and health violations. A Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) inspection of the Ferndale facility found the violations put refinery workers at great risk in case of a fire or explosion. Continue reading

Why We Need Wildlife Policies At Our Local Park / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

construction semiahmoo

Yesterday at 5:35am  January 14, 2016  Wendy Harris

A trip today to the county park at Semiahmoo was not uplifting.

First, I saw heavy construction occurring in the middle of the spit right in the prime of the winter bird season. See that water in the first photo.. Drayton Harbor… it should be full of sea birds and waterfowl. I am not sure if this was planned, but it did not look like a sudden storm event that required emergency repairs. Continue reading

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

liberty road on re sources13 hrs  January 9, 2016  Wendy Harris

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.. like the fact that Intalco is cutting jobs all on its own, or that the coal industry is going bust, or that the Lummis have treaty rights, or that is the site of a marine reserve with several species that have been designated as biologically significant. Continue reading