Maria Cantwell http://kplu.org en Cantwell Urges White House To Stop Alaska Pebble Mine Project, Protect Fishermen http://kplu.org/post/cantwell-urges-white-house-stop-alaska-pebble-mine-project-protect-fishermen <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. Maria </span>Cantwell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is sending a letter to the White House, asking the president to stop a mining project in Alaska.</span></p><p>About 1,000 Washington residents hold permits to fish for salmon in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. Not far from there, an organization called the Pebble Partnership wants to open a gold and copper mine.</p><p>That’s a bad idea, said people gathered outside Seattle’s Fisherman’s Terminal on Thursday.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:50:59 +0000 Ed Ronco 12836 at http://kplu.org Cantwell Urges White House To Stop Alaska Pebble Mine Project, Protect Fishermen Cantwell Grills NOAA Nominee on Ocean Acidification Funding http://kplu.org/post/cantwell-grills-noaa-nominee-ocean-acidification-funding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ocean health is at stake as Congress decides whether to confirm the next&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.</span></p><p>The nominee faced tough questions from Washington Senator Maria Cantwell, about funding for research of and adaptation to ocean acidification.</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 23:27:06 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10074 at http://kplu.org Cantwell Grills NOAA Nominee on Ocean Acidification Funding WSU Tri-Cities to Head Federal Jet Bio-fuel Research Center http://kplu.org/post/wsu-tri-cities-head-federal-jet-bio-fuel-research-center <p>Washington State University will lead a new federal research center focused on finding new biofuels for jet airplanes.</p><p>Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., made the announcement Friday at the university’s new science labs in the Tri-Cities.</p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:30:20 +0000 Anna King 10007 at http://kplu.org WSU Tri-Cities to Head Federal Jet Bio-fuel Research Center Senate holds hearing on protection for San Juans' public lands http://kplu.org/post/senate-holds-hearing-protection-san-juans-public-lands <p>A bill <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s1559/show">to establish a National Conservation Area</a> that would give permanent protection 1,000 acres of unique landscapes in the San Juan Islands is wending its way through Congress. A key committee <a href="http://www.energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/live-webcast">took up the legislation</a> this afternoon. Senator Maria Cantwell <a href="http://www.energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings-and-business-meetings?ID=edec1618-2b93-42ea-88c4-7124f5b323dd">told a panel</a>, the bill would stave off the threat of future development.</p><p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 22:43:27 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4538 at http://kplu.org Senate holds hearing on protection for San Juans' public lands Still a threat, but tsunami debris 'invisible' http://kplu.org/post/still-threat-tsunami-debris-invisible <p>Even though there is 100,000 tons of debris from the Japanese tsunami &nbsp;on its way toward the Northwest, its virtually invisible unless you run into it.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;They could detect debris from space for over two weeks after the tsunami, but after that it became invisible,&rdquo; said Jan&nbsp;Hafner of the International Pacific Research Center in Hawaii.</p></blockquote><p>He, along with a group of researchers headed by Nikolai Maximenko, recently predicted the drift pattern of tsunami debris across the Pacific Ocean.</p><p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 00:42:54 +0000 Joshua Kinne 3253 at http://kplu.org Still a threat, but tsunami debris 'invisible' U.S. Senate approves rapid response to fish-killing virus http://kplu.org/post/us-senate-approves-rapid-response-fish-killing-virus <p>Alarm over a potentially deadly salmon virus has reached the halls of Congress. The U.S. Senate has approved an amendment that calls for a rapid federal response. Last week, scientists in British Columbia announced they&#39;ve found the fish-killing virus in wild Pacific Salmon for the first time.</p><p>It&#39;s the second virus suspected in salmon deaths to be discovered this year.</p><p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:45:32 +0000 Colin Fogarty & Robin Cedar 2978 at http://kplu.org U.S. Senate approves rapid response to fish-killing virus Local business hurt by gas prices seek help from Congress http://kplu.org/post/local-business-hurt-gas-prices-seek-help-congress <p><br /><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-964377.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-964377.mp3</a></p><p>U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell say Wall Street speculation in the oil and gas market is directly affecting small business in Washington.&nbsp;</p><p>At a news conference held at Local Roots Organic in Seattle they were joined by several business owners who said high gas prices are taking a toll on their bottom line. Tue, 19 Apr 2011 21:59:08 +0000 Paula Wissel 1236 at http://kplu.org Local business hurt by gas prices seek help from Congress Construction begins on high-tech Washington Coast radar site http://kplu.org/post/construction-begins-high-tech-washington-coast-radar-site <p>Construction should start as soon as Wednesday at a site near Copalis Beach in Grays Harbor County on a Doppler radar station.</p><p>Sen. Maria Cantwell&#39;s office says <a href="http://cantwell.senate.gov/news/record.cfm?id=332048">it could be operating as soon as September</a>, giving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) a better look at Pacific storms heading for the Northwest.</p><p>The new radar will fill in information that is missing because the Olympic mountains block the only other Western Washington Doppler radar station on Camano Island.</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 22:38:44 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1029 at http://kplu.org Construction begins on high-tech Washington Coast radar site Tanker deal is big win for Washington aerospace, 10 years in the making http://kplu.org/post/tanker-deal-big-win-washington-aerospace-10-years-making <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-954560.mp3</p><p>Aerospace workers in the Puget Sound region are celebrating.&nbsp; So is the state&#39;s congressional delegation, which has fought for 10 years to win a lucrative contract to build a refueling tanker for the U.S. Air Force.</p> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:18:28 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 875 at http://kplu.org Tanker deal is big win for Washington aerospace, 10 years in the making