Elaine Willman continues mission to destroy tribal treaty rights / Noisy Waters Northwest

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From Wikipedia: “The Flathead Indian Reservation, located in western Montana on the Flathead River, is home to the Bitterroot Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d’Oreilles Tribes – also known as the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation. ” Click the graphic to access the Char-Koosta News article, “Commissioners target density map”

March 23, 2018 Dena Jensen

I am making this post to remind people that Elaine Willman, and others, some of whom live here in Whatcom and Skagit counties, are still out there right now, doing the racist work of trying to undermine and destroy tribal sovereignty and negate tribal treaty rights. Continue reading

Tongue River Railroad Draft EIS comment deadline is September 24 / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Excerpt from public testimony of Kenneth Medicine Bull at the Public Meeting for the Tongue River Railroad Draft EIS at Lame Deer, MT on July 11, 2015

September 9, 2015  Dena Jensen ACTION

Over the course of the last month or so I have been looking through the transcripts of public comments from the Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Tongue River Railroad that were held in early to mid July 2015. Continue reading

United connections, collective effort in fight against fossil fuel export projects / Facebook post, Sj Robson

missoulian zinke lte12:11pm  August 29, 2015  Sandy Robson

After Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke came to Whatcom County on August 18 to tour the Gateway Pacific coal terminal site at Cherry Point, I thought I’d let him know what many of us here think about his efforts to undermine the Lummi Nation’s treaty rights and his pro-GPT propaganda message. Continue reading

Ballew to Daines: ‘That day is no more’ / Coal Stop, Sandy Robson

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Coal train near Coal Strip power plants in Colstrip, Montana. Photo by Nick Mullins, summer 2015

August 15, 2015  Sandy Robson

United States Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) is on a mission. His mission is to do whatever it takes to get the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT), a 48 million metric-ton-per-year coal export terminal, permitted and built. The GPT project is proposed in Whatcom County, Washington, and would be sited at Xwe’chi’eXen (Cherry Point), along the shoreline, which is part of the Lummi Nation’s traditional fishing area. The company proposing GPT is Pacific International Terminals (PIT), a subsidiary created for the project by SSA Marine. Continue reading

Tongue River Railroad Draft EIS comment period extended until September 24 / Facebook post, Coal Stop

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Portion of Steve Gilbert’s public comment at June 8, 2015 6 p.m. public meeting for the Draft EIS for the TRR http://www.tonguerivereis.com/documents/deis_comments_transcripts/060815_meeting_2.pdf

19 hrs August 13, 2015  Dena Jensen

The Tongue River Railroad Draft EIS comment period has been extended until September 24, but you may be motivated to write yours immediately when you read the comment below by Steve Gilbert, from the June 8, 6.p.m. public meeting in Ashland, MT. Steve was speaker number 3, that night. Continue reading