Posted by Ralph Schwartz on January 26, 2015
If Vegas bookmakers were taking bets on whether Gateway Pacific Terminal would be built, the odds would have been getting longer in the past few months.
Earlier this month came the ostensible bombshell that opponents of SSA Marine’s proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point have been waiting for: A clear request from Lummi Nation to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny a federal permit for the terminal. Case history has been favorable to Indian tribes, and Lummi Nation in particular, when it comes to protecting the traditional fishing grounds granted by treaty.
In November, a financial expert from an organization that seeks to wean the world off coal told a Bellingham audience the end was near for the fossil fuel.
Posted by Samantha Wohlfeil on January 26, 2015
As the 114th Congress starts to pick up momentum, there are a few updates worth noting for our regional representatives.
Ex-Whatcom Dem chair: After child’s hospitalization, ‘not sure how I managed to return’ to 2013 campaign
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on January 23, 2015
Mike Estes stepped away from a leadership role in the Whatcom Democratic Party to spend more time with family and work.
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on January 22, 2015
Riley Sweeney’s strength lies in his consistency. “I saw a young fellow ... who was willing to have a voice,” blogger John Servais said.
Posted by Samantha Wohlfeil on January 14, 2015
Two legislators who represent parts of Whatcom County have introduced dueling oil transportation safety bills in the Senate.
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on January 14, 2015
Not all Democrats are behind Gov. Jay Inslee’s carbon tax.
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on January 12, 2015
The state Legislature will meet for 104 more days, but one wonders if the centerpieces of the governor’s budget are already done with.