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 #21 / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access the OregonLive article, “Oil-backed climate skeptic could get key EPA job in Pacific Northwest”

September 15, 2018  Dena Jensen

Our Doug’s Got to Go posts are reaching a mature 21 days and it is a good time to share OregonLive’s excellent summary of Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen’s status as he was beginning to juggle his state senator responsibilities with a new job with Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency in early February of 2017. 

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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 #19 / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access The Bellingham Herald article, “PDC: Doug Ericksen’s campaign cash coming mostly from special interests, corporations

September 13, 2018  Dena Jensen

Doug’s Got to Go post #19 is going to focus on the prominent display of corporate and business campaign contributions to Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen’s campaign. In the Public Disclosure Commission charts shown in this post we can see that in 2014 Senator Ericksen’s contributions were composed of $118,073 in contributions from businesses, compared to his opponent Seth Fleetwood’s business contributions being composed of $5775 for that year. Continue reading

Fire Doug #18 / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access The Searchlight Review article, “Following up on Senator Ericksen’s ‘grandstanding media event’ at Meridian High School

September 12, 2018  Dena Jensen

For the day 18 post of Doug’s Got to Go, and in this year of so many tragic instances of gun violence, let’s all recall that Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen has a lifetime A rating from the National Rifle Association and has received the third largest amount in campaign contributions from the NRA out of all Washington State Senators. This information is courtesy of a May 7, 2018 article in The Stranger, “As Gun Control Stalls, a List of WA State Senators Who’ve Taken NRA Money.” Continue reading

Fire Doug #17 / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access the seattlepi blog post, “Lobbyists keep picking up the bill for state Sen. Doug Ericksen

September 11, 2018  Dena Jensen

Today, as we mark 15 days worth of Doug’s Got to Go posts,  we remember that back in October of 2014, Joel Connelly for seattlepi reported that Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen, “gained unwanted recognition last year when the Associated Press and public radio stations found he had accepted $2,029 worth of free meals, drinks and golf games on 62 occasions during the first four months of 2013.”  Continue reading

Fire Doug #14 / Noisy Waters Northwest

 

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Click the graphic to access the Noisy Waters Northwest post, “Senator Doug Ericksen: “…in my capacity, I couldn’t be lobbying for just one state”

September 8, 2018  Dena Jensen

Today makes two full weeks of Doug’s Got to Go posts. Oh yes, I am seeing if the list of Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen’s offensive actions and threats to our planet will take us all the way to Election Day 2018 when we get to fire him. So here we are on day 14, reminding ourselves of an appearance by Senator Erickson on a May 2, 2017 broadcast of Dillon Honcoop’s Morning Show on KGMI. Continue reading