Elected officials, beacons, and blind spots / Noisy Waters Northwest

Click the graphic to access the Facebook event for the January 14, 2019 Monday Dignity Vigil at Bellingham City Hall

January 10, 2019 Dena Jensen

When I received a response email from Bellingham City Council Member Michael Lilliquist today, I had to think hard about whether or not I should publicly remark on it. It’s not like it was, in many ways, remarkable in comparison to the few other email responses I have received from him. In fact, some Bellingham City Council Members do not respond to me – ever – regarding my emails asking them to reach out and develop relationships with frontline and marginalized community members. Most of the time, I don’t even expect them to email me back. I just want them to take action.

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Fire Doug #23 / Noisy Waters Northwest

 

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Click the graphic to access the News Tribune article, “Trump job or Senate seat? He can’t have it both ways”

 

September 17, 2018  Dena Jensen

Today is day 23 of posts stacking up the reasons Doug’s Got to Go before we fire Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen in November this year. Remember when we Whatcom County residents tried to fire him last year with our effort to have Senator Ericksen recalled for serving both us and the EPA poorly by holding those two demanding jobs at once? Continue reading

Fire Doug #20 / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click on the graphic to access The Bellingham Herald article, “Concerned about climate change, WWU students seek to revoke ‘climate agnostic’ Ericksen’s degree”

September 14, 2018  Dena Jensen

20 days have gone by with 20 posts containing more than 20 reasons that Doug’s Got to Go.  It is a little over 3 years ago now that three proactive and creative students at Western Washington University sought to have Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen’s 1995 WWU  master’s degree in political science and environmental policy revoked.  Continue reading

Fire Doug #6 / Facebook post, Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access the December 2, 2015 edition of Cascadia Weekly where you can find The Gristle column referred to in this post

August 31, 2018  Dena Jensen

The Day 6 Doug’s Got to Go post shows Republican Senator Doug Ericksen has consistently been fighting for years to promote more carbon producing projects while fighting against measures that would initiate state-wide steps to discourage the use of fossil fuels. Continue reading

Council Member Weimer’s Cherry Point Comprehensive Plan amendments: important for health of environment and for safety of refinery workers / Letter to Whatcom County Planning Commission, Dena Jensen

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October 24, 2016  Dena Jensen

Dear Whatcom County Planning Commission:

I have been reading through the comments posted on the Cherry Point Amendments page of the Whatcom County website.  In light of the comments made by Cherry Point refinery employees and contractors who emphasized their efforts to maintain safety as a priority in their workplace, I wanted to offer some additional information to consider that is not strongly represented yet in the comments to date. Continue reading

BNSF does not have the authority to determine what is enforceable or unenforceable under federal law / Letter to the Blaine City Council, Paula Rotundi

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August 14, 2016  Paula Rotundi

August 12, 2016
Dear City Council Members,
It is my understanding from reading The Northern Light that you received a letter from BNSF Railway urging you to refrain from voting to outlaw shipments of oil and coal by rail because such a measure is “unenforceable under federal law and costly for taxpayers”. Before deciding that you must do as BNSF says, I ask that you please consider the following information: Continue reading