Bellingham http://kplu.org en State Promising Extensive Review for Proposed Coal Exports http://kplu.org/post/state-promising-extensive-review-proposed-coal-exports <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Environmentalists are applauding the state Department of Ecology, which announced it will conduct an</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"> </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">extensive review of the proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point near Bellingham.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:40:25 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9491 at http://kplu.org State Promising Extensive Review for Proposed Coal Exports Coal opponents outnumber proponents at Seattle hearing http://kplu.org/post/coal-opponents-outnumber-proponents-seattle-hearing <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">It was one of the biggest outpourings of environmental activism that Seattle has seen since the WTO protests more than a decade ago.</span></p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:24:24 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7360 at http://kplu.org Coal opponents outnumber proponents at Seattle hearing Crowds gearing up for Seattle hearing on Bellingham terminal http://kplu.org/post/crowds-gearing-seattle-hearing-bellingham-terminal <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 38px;">Seattle is bracing for a big hearing.</span></p><p style="line-height: 28px;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 38px;">Thousands of people are expected to turn out Thursday for a chance to testify about the <a href="http://cherrypointproposedcoalterminal.blogspot.com/">proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point</a>, north of Bellingham.</span></p><p style="line-height: 28px;"> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7348 at http://kplu.org Crowds gearing up for Seattle hearing on Bellingham terminal Big day in Bellingham for anti-coal activists and job seekers http://kplu.org/post/big-day-bellingham-anti-coal-activists-and-job-seekers <p>Environmental activists are gathering in Bellingham for a big <a href="http://action.sierraclub.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=260307.0&amp;dlv_id=0">rally tomorrow.</a> They’re trying to stop construction on a<a href="http://www.ecy.wa.gov/geographic/gatewaypacific/"> proposed shipping terminal at Cherry Point</a>. It would handle millions of tons of coal from western states, to be used as a power source in China.</p><p> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 00:27:19 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6857 at http://kplu.org Big day in Bellingham for anti-coal activists and job seekers Controversy continues over proposed coal export terminals http://kplu.org/post/controversy-continues-over-proposed-coal-export-terminals <p>Trainloads of coal from Montana and Wyoming will soon be shipped through Northwest ports to Asia, if Seattle&rsquo;s SSA Marine gets its way.</p><p>The company has filed several permit applications with Whatcom County.</p><p>At the same time, the County<a href="http://www.ecy.wa.gov/news/2012/076.html"> held a meeting in Bellingham</a>, aimed at helping anti-coal activists most effectively register their concerns.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 01:06:47 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4508 at http://kplu.org Controversy continues over proposed coal export terminals Selling border security map nets man prison time http://kplu.org/post/selling-border-security-map-nets-man-prison-time <p>&nbsp;A Bellingham man has been sentenced to prison for trying to sell a map showing the location of surveillance cameras along the U.S./Canada border.</p><p>According to federal court records,&nbsp; Leif Rankin planned to sell the map to drug smugglers.&nbsp; Sat, 11 Feb 2012 00:12:39 +0000 Paula Wissel 4123 at http://kplu.org Bellingham water taxi to start for remote San Juan Islands http://kplu.org/post/bellingham-water-taxi-start-remote-san-juan-islands <p>BELLINGHAM, Wash. &mdash; A new water taxi service based in Bellingham plans to begin service next spring to remote islands in the San Juans.</p><p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 18:53:19 +0000 The Associated Press 2808 at http://kplu.org Bellingham mayor apologizes, 125 years after expulsion of Chinese http://kplu.org/post/bellingham-mayor-apologizes-125-years-after-expulsion-chinese <p>Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike has issued a formal apology to the Chinese community for the expulsion of their people,125 years ago.</p><p>Pike says the apology is meant to make it clear: authorities now see the racist actions by regional governments and their supporters more than a century ago were wrong.</p><blockquote><p>In 1885 and 1886, thousands of <a href="http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&amp;File_Id=2060">Chinese immigrants</a> were driven out of Puget Sound towns during an economic downturn. Civic leaders and town newspapers argued the new residents were taking jobs away from white people.</p></blockquote><p>The apology and related events this week in Bellingham are part of a year-long <a href="http://iexaminer.org/cerp/">Chinese Expulsion Remembrance Project</a>. Seattle, <a href="http://americollector.com/unhappy/">Tacoma,</a> Olympia and Mount Vernon are also taking part. The project also has a <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chinese-Expulsion-Remembrance-Project/169280723096193">Facebook page</a>. Fri, 27 May 2011 15:34:23 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1687 at http://kplu.org Bellingham mayor apologizes, 125 years after expulsion of Chinese Red light camera ballot challenges spread across state http://kplu.org/post/red-light-camera-ballot-challenges-spread-across-state <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-948719.mp3</span></p><p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">Irate</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; "> drivers in four Washington cities are filing ballot initiative paperwork this week to unplug automated traffic enforcement cameras.</span></p><p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">So far, driver rebellions have ignited in Longview, Bellingham, Monroe and Wenatchee. Signature drives have started in those cities to unplug their red light cameras.&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 21px; font-size: 14px; ">Professional initiative promoter Tim&nbsp;Eyman&nbsp;is involved in all four of the nascent municipal campaigns.</span></span></p><p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 23:12:55 +0000 Tom Banse 659 at http://kplu.org Red light camera ballot challenges spread across state