GPT EIS ramp-down activities to ensure that work is closed out in an orderly fashion and can be efficiently resumed at a future date / Letter to Whatcom County Council and Deputy County Executive Tyler Schroeder, Dena Jensen

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Screen shot of language from “Attachment A: Scope of Work – Ramp Down Plan” found on page 14 of contract #201205028 (highlighting added)

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Screen shot of language on Whatcom County Planning and Development’s Gateway Pacific Terminal Proposed Project webpage, Project Update section (highlighting added)

September 3, 2016  Dena Jensen

Subject: Request that the Project Update on the county’s GPT webpage be updated with more details

Dear Whatcom County Council and Deputy Whatcom County Executive Schroeder:

In my September 1, 2016 email to the Whatcom County Council, copied to Deputy County Executive Schroeder and County Executive Louws, regarding denying the contract extension for the preparation of the EIS for the GPT project the first two paragraphs read as follows: Continue reading

Whatcom County Council will have a vote, Sept. 13, on newest contract extension for GPT EIS / Noisy Waters Northwest, Sandy Robson

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May 9, 2016 Lummi Nation press release responding to the USACE decision to deny the Section 404/10 permit for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal project

September 1, 2016  Sandy Robson

Whatcom County Administration continues to breathe life into the Gateway Pacific Terminal project even after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the Section 404/10 permit needed on May 9th, and after the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) denied the lease needed on June 6th. Continue reading

Kwel Hoy’! Army Corps denies shoreline permit for Cherry Point / Cascadia Weekly, Tim Johnson and Bob Simmons

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Tim Johnson and Bob Simmons

The long, long coal train has come to a halt.

Years ago, Lummi Nation declared Kwel Hoy’!, “We Draw the Line,” and vowed the coal trains would not unload at their fishing grounds and sacred burial site, Xwe’chieXen. They called upon the federal government to honor its treaty to protect those heritage assets. […] Continue reading

Travels with Kenny / Salish Sea Maritime, Jay Taber

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April 11, 2016  Jay Taber

In July 1974, the year U. S. District Court Judge George Boldt ruled on the American Indian treaty fishing rights case United States v. Washington – commonly known as the Boldt Decision – I was a cannery tender captain, buying salmon for Port Chatham Packing Company of Seattle, owned at the time by a pair of Norwegian brothers named Norman and Erling Nielsen.

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Motivation for people to attend April 13 (at 6:00pm) Public Hearing, Whatcom Districting Committee map / Facebook post, SJ Robson

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Whatcom Democrats email flier

7 hrs  April 10, 2016  Sandy Robson  ACTION

Here’s some motivation for people to attend the April 13 (at 6:00pm) Public Hearing for the Whatcom Districting Committee map, and weigh-in to the committee on the new proposed 5-District map. [Here is a link to the agenda for the hearing and copies of the maps being considered: http://wa-whatcomcounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/17324 . The hearing is being held at Whatcom County Council Chambers, 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham] Continue reading