What Do Coal Port Interests’ Clear Choices Mean? / Coal Stop, Sandy Robson

October 26, 2015  Sandy Robson News broke this past weekend in Whatcom County about a last minute coal terminal-funded PAC, formed by Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) applicant Pacific International Terminals LLC, to support Charter Review Commission-generated Props 1, 2, and 3, and to oppose citizen-proposed Prop 9, placed on the November election ballot, via ordinance, […]

Everything old is new again: Native American rights and the Gateway Pacific Terminal / Noisy Waters Northwest

September 16, 2015  Dena Jensen In a January 2014 article printed in the monthly Whatcom Watch publication, author Sandra Robson suggested, “Let’s pretend we are big corporations like SSA/PIT and BNSF, who desperately want this coal terminal [Gateway Pacific Terminal or GPT] to be permitted and built,” and asked, “…what could our pretend corporations do […]

Mayor Gary Jensen’s Coal-Fired Pants / Coal Stop, Sandy Robson

by Sandy Robson After reading their 2015 Whatcom County Voters’ Pamphlet, some voters could wonder if Port of Bellingham Commissioner candidate Gary Jensen’s pants are on fire. Current Ferndale Mayor Gary Jensen’s candidate statement in the “Whatcom County Official Local Voters’ Pamphlet” seems to be an odd manifesto which contradicts the mayor’s actions.