PUZZLE PIECES: Late last week, the sponsor for the Gateway Pacific Terminal project announced they would suspend the environmental review process as they await the separate determination by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of whether the GPT project materially interferes with the tribal treaty fishing rights of Lummi Nation. […] Continue reading
Mon, Apr 04, 2016, 8:17 pm // John Servais
The coal train in the photo above is heading north along Bellingham Bay just above Clayton Beach.
The WA Utilities and Transportation Commission granted BNSF’s petition to close the railroad crossing at Valley View Rd. Continue reading
Wed, Mar 09, 2016, 10:20 pm David Camp
The Portland-Montreal pipeline was opened in 1941 to carry mostly Venezuelan crude offloaded from freighters in South Portland, Maine, to refineries in Montreal.
Elizabeth Britt of the underappreciated Latte Republic blog (“Exploring Contemporary Events, Government Accountability, Politics and Third Places in the Space Needle State” http://whatcomforum.blogspot.com/) sent a letter to DOE advising of “a section of beach near Clayton Beach, south of Larrabee State Park, in Skagit County, that is eroding away, due to wave and storm action. Continue reading
James King is resigning as Director of Bellingham Parks and Recreation effective October 16 – two weeks from now. Continue reading
Common Threads Northwest is suing Whatcom County over the proposed “Five Fair and Equal Districts” charter amendment that was approved to be placed on the Nov. ballot by the County Council. Continue reading