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    Wants Corps to stop Cherry Point project

    I read with alarm the letter in Friday’s paper containing what I believe to be misconceptions about the costs of allowing a coal export terminal to be built at Cherry Point.

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    Concerned about highway engineering

    I had the opportunity to go up the Mount Baker Highway a day or two after the opening of the new section of road around the washout that was occurring past Maple Falls on the way to Glacier. They did a fine job of protective landscaping and all-round good looks of the whole area.

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    Concerned business holds too much power

    A report in The Bellingham Herald states that “Washington state regulators have recommended BNSF Railway be fined up to $700,000 for failing to properly report more than a dozen hazardous materials spills.” This is an excellent opportunity for citizens to assess the state of regulatory...

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    Disputes Mass report on coal dust

    Cliff Mass is a respected Northwest meteorologist, who I believe has stumbled with his latest report, funded by the advocacy group Research Now, an opponent of the Gateway Terminal Project.

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    Wants action on climate change

    George Shultz, former Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan, speaks out again on climate change and what we can do about it. His March 13 opinion column in the Washington Post sounds the alarm clearly: “significant and dangerous impacts of a warming planet are already happening, denial of...

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    Says non-profits need community support

    Charter Review Commissioners asked for and been given the enormous responsibility to represent all citizens of the county, not just those in their own districts, as many of them believe. What happens in each district affects the entire county!

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    Says global warming is political fight

    I found it interesting that Faith Birol, the incoming director of the International Energy Agency, concludes, on the basis of one year’s data, that “greenhouse gas emissions are decoupling from economic growth” (Bellingham Herald, March 14, 2015) but that the fact that CO2 levels...

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    Charity looking for food-pack volunteers

    Over 6,000 children die each day from hunger and malnutrition in underdeveloped countries and on March 28, 2015, hundreds of Whatcom County volunteers will be partnering with global hunger charity Feed My Starving Children to pack 100,000 meals. Over 25 local businesses, civic organizations, student...

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    Turning off lights for climate change

    At 8:30 p.m. on March 28, I’m joining what I hope will be hundreds of millions of people in turning off my lights in a worldwide display of commitment to protect our planet.

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    Reminds citizens that meetings are open

    Sunshine Week, earlier this month, reminds us that good government is transparent. Democracy requires we remain vigilant so that “wheelin’ and dealin’ in smoke-filled rooms” goes the way of the Seditions Act.

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