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
One of the saddest and stupidest planning decisions I have seen since living here…more destruction of the irreplaceable Semiahmoo Spit. Continue reading
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
Mon, Jan 11, 2016, 11:18 pm John Servais
We went up the Nooksack River a week ago to the Welcome bridge over the North Fork to look for eagles. We found plenty – maybe 20 or more.
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
This woke a few people up in northwest Washington. Continue reading