Coal Trains Blocked by Local Protesters
Updated on Monday. An elaborate tripod was erected over the railroad tracks on the bridge over Chuckanut Bay and protesters sat in a sling. 11 hour train stoppage.
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Tip Johnson is a longtime citizen interest advocate with a record of public achievement projects for good government and the environment. A lifelong student of government, Tip served two terms on the Bellingham City Council and has worked on many community boards and committees. He travelled with the Federal Transit Administration and Department of Commerce on mass transit trade missions in SE Asia and Africa before settling down to focus on keeping public interests at the fore of local government and the course of growth and development.
Updated on Monday. An elaborate tripod was erected over the railroad tracks on the bridge over Chuckanut Bay and protesters sat in a sling. 11 hour train stoppage.3 Comments, 1 month ago
Jay Taber, a strong environmentalist for decades, guest writes a harsh critique of the 350 org anti-fossil fuel demonstrations at the Anacortes oil refineries last weekend.2 Comments, 5 months ago
The March Point protestors this weekend will hopefully show serious concern and not disturb the heron colony near the refineries.2 Comments, 5 months ago
The Seattle office of the Army Corps of Engineers has formally denied a permit for building a coal terminal at Cherry Point in Whatcom County. Updated at 4pm.4 Comments, 5 months ago
Liquid natural gas terminal is rumored to be in planning stages for Cherry Point as the Oregon proposed LNG plan is abandoned.6 Comments, 6 months ago
At Clayton Beach, we have tracked increasing erosion under railroad tracks and written to the railroads and federal inspectors. To no avail.2 Comments, 6 months ago
Work on EIS put on hold as coal companies wait for Army Corps of Engineers decision. Well, it was not in March. This is not an April 1 gag.3 Comments, 6 months ago
Updated 4:30pm. Helena, Montana newspaper says GPT may be denied this week by Army Corps of Engineers. US Rep Zinke panics and accuses Army of politics.4 Comments, 7 months ago
Not even a letter from a coal terminal spokesman can save them now.2 Comments, 7 months ago
The third annual deArmond dinner celebrated the work of Sandy Robson and Neah Monteiro.2 Comments, 7 months ago
Whatcom group plans meeting workshop to submit comments to Washington Dept of Ecology against Skagit/Bakken oil trains.6 Comments, 1 year ago
One part of the environmental study for the proposed Cherry Point mega coal terminal has been completed and released. It deals with ship collisions - they call it “vessel traffic.”2 Comments, 1 year ago
Sandy Robson guest writes of the need for real prosperity at Cherry Point, not a destructive short term coal port that destroys the fishing grounds.5 Comments, 2 years ago
A closer look at Whatcom County’s industrial “stewards of the environment.”4 Comments, 2 years ago
Guest writer Sandy Robson breaks the story of officials from Washington treated to a coal-promoting junket to Wyoming.2 Comments, 2 years ago
In the Weekly, Tim Johnson left out three words in quoting Craig Cole - and his story misleads readers. Guest article by Sandy Robson.11 Comments, 2 years ago
Why commenting on the EIS for Comp Plan revisions for Cherry Point means demanding an EIS in the first place.5 Comments, 2 years ago
Why Washington must step in and assume lead agency status in Skagit County for the Shell crude by rail proposal.6 Comments, 2 years ago
Wyoming Senators and coal honchos were in Whatcom County June 10 - to hold a news conference with select reporters.7 Comments, 2 years ago
Wyoming is ready to try and legally force us to limit our environmental scoping for the Cherry Point coal terminal4 Comments, 2 years ago