Category Archives: Environment & Energy

23 Feb
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Senator Cantwell Wants NOAA to Act on Salmon Hatchery Plans

Cantwell has consistently supported investments in conservation and recovery of salmon listed under the Endangered Species Act, including the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund which has restored more than 1,031,000 acres of essential salmon and steelhead habitat and opened 8,700 ...

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17 Feb
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Speak Up, Speak Out: Bow Hill Blueberries

Host Clint Weckerly interviews local farmer and operator of Bow Hill Blueberries, Harley Soltes, in the fourth of a six-part series that examines the history of multi-generational farming traditions and the future of local agriculture in Skagit County. While Harley ...

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05 Feb
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Democrats Celebrate Life of Harriet Spanel

Democrats across Washington State are marking the passing of Harriet Spanel, a Democrat from Bellingham who served the 40th District from 1987 to 2009, including three terms in the House and four terms in the Senate. The district covers portions ...

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03 Feb
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Sen. Kevin Ranker: Outdoor Recreation Is an Economic Driver

Sen. Kevin Ranker spoke on February 3 at a Big Tent rally on the Capitol Campus on how outdoor recreation is not just good for people’s health, it’s a major economic driver for Washington state.

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28 Jan
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Skagit Land Trust Seeks to Preserve Big Lake’s Wetlands

At the southern end of Big Lake is a special natural area called Lake Creek Wetlands. These high quality wetlands and forest are where Lake Creek enters Big Lake coming from Lake McMurray. For decades our community has wanted to ...

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19 Jan
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Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz – Songwriters with a Passion

On January 19, 2016, We Do The Work host Gary Kanter sat down with Sharon Abreu and Mike Hurwicz, two passionate and harmonious voices for being, feeling, speaking and singing for peace and environmental sustainability, who talked and sung about their ...

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31 Dec
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Skagit County Achieves Compliance with State Stormwater Regulations

Skagit County’s new stormwater management code goes into effect January 1, making it one of the first governments in the region to achieve compliance with the Department of Ecology’s updated Municipal Stormwater Permit for Western Washington. The code update won ...

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11 Dec
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Ranker’s Salmon Protections Drive Brake Market Innovation

“Copper is deadly to salmon and other marine life. It disrupts their sense of smell and makes them more vulnerable to predators and unable to return to their spawning streams. And it’s especially toxic to young salmon.” Brake manufacturers now ...

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10 Nov
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Ask the Governor: Live Q&A with Jay Inslee at Kane Hall

KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna moderates a live discussion with Washington Governor Jay Inslee about the pressing issues facing the state.

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