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   Congratulations to many thousands of concerned citizens who are speaking up against global warming pollution industries; the devastating droughts, storms and wildfires they are causing! Where would the world be without you?                        

   "We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been travelling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road—the one less travelled by—offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the Earth."

                                                          – Rachel Carson, Silent Spring 1962

   The proposed largest crude oil terminal in North America is nearly defeated. A unanimous decision by the Governor of Washington's Energy Advisory Council to deny Tesoro Savage Oil Terminal is headed to his desk, but the Earth is in a dire state of emergency. A lot more work must be done to turn around the path of destruction humans have put us on. We must create new jobs for workers who have pinned their hopes on polluting fossil fuel industries.

    Over a million comments against Millennium Coal Export Terminal has lead to vital permit rejections in Washington State, including failure of Port of Longview to provide required mitigation information for adverse effects to Department of Natural Resources, and a crucial water discharge permit. There are 2 dozen permits needed.

   The coal would come from blasting off mountain tops between the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park.

 

                 Cover photo of The Daily News

   The world's largest Methanol Plant planned for the Columbia's Port of Kalama, Washington was denied by the Corp of Engineers because they planned to remove pilings along the Columbia River that kept their dredging spoils from washing back into the river. Part of the gas route from Canada to China includes 4 miles of new pipeline that is not in the jurisdiction of any federal or state agency to approve, serving no one in the US. The plant would have been built in China without any US  oversight of quality control and assembled in the Columbia River flood plain on soft dredging spoils in an earthquake soil liquefaction zone at the foot of a semi active volcano. The pipeline would run through active landslide areas with big boulders and major land cave ins during winter storms. Methanol LNG pipelines and plants are still in the works at Jordan Cove and Port Westward, though thoroughly defeated at Astoria after 10 years of public hearings and court battles.

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   There can be no true victory until new industries are put in place to provide jobs for those of us who need them in the types of work they wish to do, well paying clean energy jobs building bird safe wind turbans and solar panels large and small, instead of importing them from China; transporting and installing them at  sites all around North America and at homes. Asia has their own factories, and so must we. Let's celebrate by working hard for a healthy, new beginning for everyone, including blue collar workers, wildlife and Mother Earth!!

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