December 4th Special Committee of the Whole: Cherry Point Industries got to have their say; other Cherry Point stakeholders did not / Noisy Waters Northwest

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December 6, 2018  Dena Jensen

Remember the discussion a few months back (I have one post on my blog from around May where this was discussed in a County Council committee meeting, and I think there have been others since) when there was a lot of pressure, especially from County Council Member Tyler Byrd, to let Cherry Point Industries give additional input over and above all the comments and letters they have presented to Council over the last couple years? Continue reading

Less threats to the Salish Sea, Xwe’chi’eXen, and our community: the 2018 proposed Whatcom County Cherry Point Amendments / Noisy Waters Northwest

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November 30, 2018  Dena Jensen

Public comment, most consistently from union members and refinery employees, has continued to trickle in, a few per meeting, on an ongoing basis for the last few months, regarding the Whatcom County Council’s work on amending the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan related to Cherry Point.  It’s time to freshly-inform ourselves on the County Council’s process in this regard to make sure they have support for what they have done well, and have our calls to action for what we want them to do better. Continue reading

‘I just wanna make sure it’s people who are legal’ – 3 minutes of the Whatcom County Council 11/07/18 Public Works and Health Committee meeting / Noisy Waters Northwest

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November 8, 2018  Dena Jensen

[Correction, November 10, 2018: There is a corrected sentence in the second to the last paragraph of this blog post with a footnote to describe the correction to the information that was made.]

It unfortunately became true that my heart actually could be heavier than from hearing the news that it’s very likely we will be stuck with Senator Doug Ericksen again for awhile longer (until he predictably does something that will be worthy of a successful recall.) Continue reading

There’s no home in leadership for David McEachran or Doug Ericksen / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Left, rendition of a photo of Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney David McEachran from the Whatcom County Website. Right, rendition of a photo of Senator Doug Ericksen from a recent campaign mailer.

October 18, 2018  Dena Jensen

In regards to homeless issues, it is lucky that we will be replacing County Prosecuting Attorney David McEachran this election season because he seems to be spreading a perspective about statistics regarding crimes involving “transients” in our community that is biased towards assuming the criminal intent of people who are traveling through Whatcom County.  Continue reading

Fire Doug #33 / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access Vote Smart’s information on Doug Ericksen’s vote on HB 3003

September 27, 2018  Dena Jensen

Day #33 of Doug’s Got to Go posts intends to initiate a series of days that focus on some of Senator Ericksen’s unpallatable votes in our Washington State Legislature. I’ll start with a more recent one today and go backwards as we get closer to the election. We may have interruptions to the series now and then for some other appalling thing Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen does between now and the November Election. Oh, and up-close to election day, I will try to do some recaps of all the reasons amassed of why it will be so wonderful to fire Doug by the deadline of the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Continue reading

Fire Doug #32 / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click on the graphic to access the July 22, 2018 Seattle Times article, “Facing pressure, Washington State lawmaker unblocks constituents from his Facebook page

September 26, 2018  Dena Jensen

For our 32nd day of Doug’s Got to Go posts, we pay tribute to the 15 people who were bold, yet polite in their commenting, and were blocked by Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen from his Public Figure @SenEricksen Facebook page and subsequently signed onto a letter, along with around 60 more people, mostly constituents.

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