Friday, November 16, 2012

November 15, 2012: Downstream or Upstream, It’s Uphill for Salmon: Tribes Work to Protect Habitat

Wild salmon runs have been in steep decline in the Pacific Northwest for decades. Restoring runs to historic levels involves substantial economic costs, competing societal priorities, and entrenched policy stances. The Stillaguamish Tribe and Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission say there’s no time to wait. If we don’t act there won’t be any more salmon. Martha Baskin has our report.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

November 8, 2012: Thousands of Citizens Weigh in on Proposal to Build North America’s Largest Coal Export Terminal - Part Two

This week Martha Baskin brings us more public testimony from hearings held in the San Juan Islands and Bellingham about Peabody Coal’s proposal to build North America’s largest coal export terminal at Cherry Point, Bellingham. We hear from those concerned about raising children in a healthy place, climate change, tribal fishing rights and the impact of increased vessel traffic on tourism, marine life and oil spills.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

November 1, 2012: Public Weighs in on Proposal to Build North America’s Largest Coal Export Terminal

A proposal by Peabody Coal to build North America’s largest coal terminal in Bellingham to ship coal from Wyoming’s Powder River Basin through Washington to Asia, drew thousands at the first formal public hearing. The hearing is the first phase in an environmental review process where key agencies will decide what factors to consider as they determine whether to approve or deny permits for the terminal. Martha Baskin has the first in a two part series.

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