Letter to BP’s Associate Director, NW Government and Public Affairs regarding Cherry Point Amendments / Dena Jensen

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You can view the full version of the Whatcom County Council’s September 14, 2017 Proposed Cherry Point Amendments by clicking the graphic above.

Saturday March 12, 2017  Dena Jensen

I am posting a letter that I sent on March 11, 2017 to BP’s Associate Director of NW Government and Public Affairs Pam Brady, who is on the Board of Directors of the Whatcom Business Alliance.  The Whatcom Business Alliance (WBA) is increasingly promoting their campaign against elements of the Whatcom County Council Proposed Cherry Point Amendments to our County’s long-term planning document, the Comprehensive Plan.   Continue reading

Jay Julius’ presentation at the National Congress of American Indians / Facebook post, Noisy Waters Northwest shared Freddy Lane’s post

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October 16, 2016  Dena Jensen

In case you can’t access the video, or you just want to consider the enlightening words at your own pace, here’s a transcript of most of [Lummi Indian Business Council member] Jay Julius’ presentation (shown in this video posted by Freddy Lane) at the National Congress of American Indians this last week: Continue reading

Comment regarding Council member Carl Weimer’s proposed changes (in Chapter 2) / Facebook post, Sj Robson

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Page three of Sandy’s suggested revisions of Council Member Weimer’s edits of Chapter 2 Land Use for Whatcom County’s Comprehensive plan.  All pages of Sandy’s suggested revisions are available to view in the post below.

33 mins  July 7, 2016  Sandy Robson

I hope those of you reading this post will review the changes I proposed to our County’s Comprehensive Plan relating to Council member Carl Weimer’s proposed changes (in Chapter 2), and if you agree that the changes I suggested would be important to include in our County Comp Plan, I encourage you to submit a comment to the County Council [at council@co.whatcom.wa.us ] supporting my suggested changes. The next Council meeting at which Council member Weimer’s proposed changes will be considered is July 12th. 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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Time to Tell Senators to Say NO to Amendment 13 Limiting Treaty Rights / Facebook post, Sj Robson

roll call vote6 mins  December 3, 2015  Sandy Robson ACTION

Politicians working on behalf of SSA Marine/Pacific International Terminals’ Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal (GPT) and coal industry interests, have managed to propose an amendment (#13) which would prohibit the denial of a permit for the construction, operation, or maintenance of an export facility until all reviews required under NEPA are complete. Continue reading