Planning Commission, With Help From Friends In Ag, Undermine Court Required Compliance With Hirst Decision / Facebook Post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

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Click the graphic above to view the full April 5, 2017 Memorandum from Gary Davis,  Whatcom County Senior Planner, “Impervious Surface and Animal Husbandry Proposals”

4 hrs  April 9, 2017  Wendy Harris

While the county continues to seek state legislative fixes to the Hirst decision, and at all costs avoid its obligation to actually plan, the county is still under a court imposed obligation to come into compliance with the GMA, and protect rural water quality and quantity. (Yes, somehow with all the hysterical theatrics that surrounds this decision, it is easy to forget that it is, after all, a GMA compliance case). Continue reading

Biggest Bullshit Not Called Out During Ericksen Town Hall Meeting: In Defense of Trees / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

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Click the above graphic to view the full report: “The Economic Benefits of Old-Growth Forests in the Pacific Northwest, An Overview” prepared for Earthjustice by ECONorthwest

38 mins  March 5, 2017  Wendy Harris

I have heard this meme before… trees take up more water from the ground than a single family residence. That is not the issue. The issue is how that water is then used to help or hurt the environment. Continue reading

This is why we cannot have nice things, like functional ecosystems / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

7 hrs  February 7, 2016  Wendy Harris

I respect this author and he is usually right about things, but this time, he could not be more off the mark. And it reflects not just an unhealthy environment, it reflects an unhealthy culture and way of viewing the biosphere. And it explains why most of our restoration efforts simply fail. Continue reading