Category Archives: Environment & Energy

Public Meeting to Be Held about Proposed Gravel Mine in Central Samish Valley

Central Samish Valley Neighbors are organizing a community meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, March 29th, at the Samish Elementary School (23953 Prairie Rd). “The purpose of the meeting is ...

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Washington Wild: Guide to 2017 Legislative Threats to the Environment

“As 2017 began, within days it became clear that wild places on federal lands were going to be attacked on two fronts. The new Republican led Congress wasted little time ...

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Jed Holmes Announces Bid for Skagit Conservation District Board Seat

The Skagit Conservation District Board of Supervisors election will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, at 2021 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA.  Any ...

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The State of the Environment Post-Election

A Note From Sen. Kevin Ranker Friends, Let me be perfectly clear, I firmly believe that the environment will be disproportionately under attack during the next two years. While I ...

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Democratic Leaders Take Steps to Improve Health of Puget Sound

Today officials from the Obama administration and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and U.S. Reps. Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer and Rick Larsen announced new federal ...

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Congressman Larsen Urges Refineries to Take Action on Safety Guidelines

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is urging the Tesoro Corporation and the American Petroleum Institute to take action on safety guidelines recently issued by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation ...

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National Park Service Celebrates 100th Anniversary

“There is nothing so American as our national parks… the fundamental idea behind the parks… is that the country belongs to the people.” – Franklin D Roosevelt The National Park ...

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Presidential Proclamation on 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

“In 1872, the Congress established Yellowstone National Park — the first park of its kind anywhere in the world. Decades later, the passage of the Antiquities Act in 1906 created ...

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Alex Ramel, Field Director for Extreme Oil with Stand, explains ‘Just Transition’

Alex Ramel, Field Director for Extreme Oil with Stand July 19, 2016 Interview by Gary Kanter: Alex explains how ending the use of fossil fuels can be a ‘Just Transition.’ ...

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Governor Inslee: “Congress must act now on oil trains”

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee shared his views on oil train safety in a guest editorial for The Columbian. The governor’s remarks are reprinted in full below.  The recent derailment of ...

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