Environmental lawyer to speak on water, growth at WWU


BELLINGHAM - Can everything's need for water - including that of salmon and other species - be met as Whatcom County's human population grows?

Jean Melious, environmental lawyer and Western Washington University professor of environmental studies, will address the question at a free public talk on campus. Her talk, titled "Water and Growth in Whatcom County," is free and open to the public. It starts at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Communications Facility 105.

Melious can speak from recent first-hand experience with county water policy. She represents pro bono four citizens in a petition against the county for what the group says are inadequate protections of water quantity and quality.

The talk is part of Western's Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series. For more information, call Huxley at 360-650-3520.

Reach RALPH SCHWARTZ at ralph.schwartz@bellinghamherald.com or call 715-2298.

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