State senator Doug Ericksen’s EPA employment: An ethical and potential legal dilemma / Noisy Waters Northwest, Sandy Robson

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Senator Ericksen positioned by the Emergency Exit.  Screenshot from October 10, 2014, YouTube video, Doug Ericksen – Seth Fleetwood Debate at the Northwest Business Club

April 4, 2017  Sandy Robson

After Washington state Senator Doug Ericksen (R-Ferndale) has professed to news media multiple times that he did not know what his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compensation/salary amount would be for his appointment to the agency in January, by the Trump Administration, it appears that he is either not telling the truth about that, or that he never looked at his employment letter from the EPA. Either case does not bode well for Senator Ericksen.  Continue reading

A toxic site in the vicinity of Cherry Point / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

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2 hrs  April 4, 2017  Wendy Harris

I am surprised this story has not generated much interest. Wake up, everyone. Why have the county and the EPA waited 25 years to clean up a toxic site in the vicinity of Cherry Point, adjacent to the Custer Spur rail road line into BP? They are only now, in 2017, taking finally taking emergency action and acting as if the dangerous conditions on the site are a complete shock.  Continue reading