Category: Energy / Environment

EIS public scoping meeting on Gateway Pacific Terminal, Cherry Point (Coal trains) – 12/13

The EIS public scoping meeting for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal is coming up soon! 4-7 p.m. Thursday, December 13 Washington State Convention Center, Ballroom 6F 800 Convention Place Seattle, WA   The facility will ship Powder River Basin (WY) coal overseas, with the coal traveling from WY to Cherry Point via downtown Seattle in …

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Environmental Health and Justice 11th Legislative District Candidate Town Hall

Environmental Health and Justice 11th Legislative District Candidate Town Hall What:  A community conversation around environmental health and justice issues with candidates for the State Legislature. When: Thursday, September 13, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Where: The Landing Community Room in Renton – 828 N. 10th Place  Renton, WA 98057 This election year, we know voters like you …

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Gas Prices

As the rhetoric heats up this election season, I’m sure all sorts of blame will go around on gas prices.  People will, again, suggest that we increase our domestic gas production (damaging the environment in the process) to try to lower those prices. A statistical analysis of 36 years of monthly, inflation-adjusted gasoline prices and U.S. …

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Biofuels resolution

A resolution on biofuels will be discussed at the October general meeting:  2011-7 Biofuels resolution

Elwha River Restoration

Larry Grubb and Jim Flynn took a visit to the Elwha River Dam this week.  They made a Youtube video of the experience.   From Jim:

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Washington State Republicans Vote Against Nuclear Safety

From the Slog: Yet another good reason to get replace Dave Reichert in the 11th LD. Fresh off their votes against funding for a tsunami warning center that serves the entire West Coast, our state’s four Republican House members recently voted for budget cuts that could make it harder to respond to nuclear mishaps. …

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Washington State Republicans Vote to Cut Funding for Tsunami Warning Center

From the Slog: The worst part is, people probably wouldn’t have noticed this if it hadn’t happened around the same time as the earthquake/tsunami in Japan: WASHINGTON — A spending plan being pushed by Republicans would slash funding for the agency that warned the West Coast about the devastating tsunami in Japan. Voting for …

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Representatives Hudgins, Rolfes & Upthegrove talk Oil Spill Prevention and Cleanup