Bellingham Port Commission, District 1 candidate Dan Robbins’ support from fossil fuel interests in past and present elections / Facebook post, Sj Robson

Dan Robbins cropped fossil fuels

7 hrs  October 26, 2017  Sandy Robson

Today a sponsored Facebook ad came into my feed from candidate for Port of Bellingham Commission, Dan Robbins, via his “Vote Dan Robbins” campaign page.

Robbins is running against Port candidate Michael Shepard, whose background garnered him an endorsement by the Washington Conservation Voters, which supports environmentally responsible candidates who their organization expects to be environmental champions that will protect and restore Washington’s environment. Continue reading

A Tea Party by any other name / Noisy Waters Northwest, Sandy Robson

rip whatcom tea party

March 26, 2016  Sandy Robson

The Whatcom Tea Party is ostensibly defunct.  A March 12, 2017, email newsletter sent by the Whatcom Tea Party’s “Town Crier,” to the group’s email mailing list subscribers, stated in part:

“It is with some regret, but also the knowledge that it was a great catalyst, that the Whatcom Tea Party closed its doors effective January 27, 2017, so that we can continue to move forward with our new projects. The tea party lives on, but with new names and new organizations.

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Connecting some dots between advocacy groups, individuals, and coal interests / Facebook post, Sj Robson

Let's look at the incestuous world 3 hrs  June 24, 2015  Sj Robson

**Connecting some dots between advocacy groups, individuals, and coal interests relating to the June 22 pro-GPT panel forum hosted by Whatcom Business Alliance, and sponsored by Northwest Jobs Alliance and Keep Washington Competitive**

This post was first intended to be in response to a comment made by Wendy Harris [on Whatcom Hawk Facebook] about Washington Farm Bureau President John Stuhlmiller who was one of the panelists at the June 22 pro-GPT panel forum. Continue reading