Oct 14, 2020

Planet: Emergency in the Heavens 🛰📡🛰

The following link goes to a message from Arthur Firstenberg, scientist and author of The Invisible Rainbow, regarding actual and potential serious environmental and public health harm from cell phone electromagnetic frequency radiation and plastic. Mr. Firstenberg is one of the first people to have sounded the alarm. Read more at the website for The Cellular Phone Task Force (www.cellphonetaskforce.org). 

Those in power should worry about how many life forms will be killed and species wiped out when it is all over. The people who govern the city where I live have been advised; regardless, the big tech companies and federal/state government agencies still seem to have we the people in a dark grip. We can stop using cell phones and also sue, but systemic change is vital to life on the planet. Please follow the experts, share info with legislators, sign appeals, donate if you wish to promote in that way, and choose life. 



Oct 12, 2020

Blaine WA: Ecology Notice re Sea K Fish cleanup site


Following is the forwarded 10/9/20 email notice from the Washington State Department of #Ecology re the comment period for this cleanup site (without the attachment). Please see their links for complete coverage. I'd encourage anyone interested in #pollutionprevention in the #SalishSea to study and comment as they are able.

See also related sites:
Ecology - NW Region Twitter post:      

----- Forwarded message ----
From: Fawley, Ian (ECY) <IFAW461@ecy.wa.gov>
Date: Fri, Oct 9, 2020, 7:40 AM
Subject: Ecology Notice: Sea K Fish cleanup site in Blaine; Comment Period 10/12 - 11/10; Online site tour available


You are receiving this email notice because of your interest in the Sea K Fish cleanup site in Blaine, WA.

Formal cleanup process beginning

Ecology invites you to comment on an agreed order (legal agreement) and a public participation plan for the Sea K Fish cleanup site (Site) at the Blaine Harbor. The Port of Bellingham (Port) operates Blaine Harbor and manages the Sea K Fish property under an agreement with the Department of Natural Resources.

The contamination is the result of past petroleum storage and fish oil processing operations. The contaminant levels are potentially harmful and must be addressed under Washington's cleanup law, the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). 

The following documents are available for review and comment:

·         Agreed Order:  legal agreement between Ecology and the Port that requires the Port to characterize the Site (Remedial Investigation), evaluate cleanup options (Feasibility Study), and create a draft Cleanup Action Plan.

·         Public Participation Plan:  document that explains how people can participate in the cleanup process.

A future legal agreement will require the Port to design and carry out the work described in the cleanup plan.

Comments accepted:

Monday, October 12 – Tuesday, November 10, 2020


Ecology's webpage:


·         Cleanup documents and review locations

·         Site details

·         Contact information


Online Site tour

·         View a virtual Site tour with informational videos created by RE Sources: www.re-sources.org/SeaKFish

·         This product is funded through a Public Participation Grant from Ecology.


Best Regards,


Ian Fawley

Community Outreach & Environmental Education Specialist

Washington State Department of Ecology

Bellingham Field Office  |  Toxics Cleanup Program

913 Squalicum Way, Unit 101, Bellingham, WA 98225 Working remotely

Office: 360-255-4382  |  Cell:  425-324-5901  |  ian.fawley@ecy.wa.gov

All of Ecology's offices are closed to walk-in service until further notice. However, we are still operating. Please contact me by calling my work cell 425-324-5901 or sending me an email at ian.fawley@ecy.wa.gov

*Email and Mail Note*:  If you wish to be removed from this email list, simply reply with "Remove" and Ecology will update our email list. If you have a change of mailing address, please respond with a current mailing address. Thank you.


Oct 6, 2020

World: Covid-19 puts all in ‘for a hell of a ride’ in coming months

image by mohamed_hassan at pixabay

In the big picture we are complacent re COVID19, other infectious diseases, climate change, lack of effective leadership, ecosystem degradation and more. This article summarizes comments by World Health Organisation (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme Director Dr. Mike Ryan during a webinar hosted by the Royal Irish Academy.


USA: Madness (+ Hope). Three #Wolves Killed for Taking a Wrong Turn | Center for Biological Diversity

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From: Kierán Suckling, Center for Biological Diversity <bioactivist@biologicaldiversity.org>
Date: Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 4:33 AM
Subject: Three Wolves Killed for Taking a Wrong Turn
Center for    Biological    Diversity   
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Gray wolf

Hi Liz,

Six wolves were spotted earlier this year in Colorado. Three have now been killed, maybe even shot on sight.

Those three wolves made the mistake of crossing into Wyoming, where it's legal to kill them throughout most of the state.

Wolves shouldn't be killed just for crossing boundaries they can't see.

Please support our fight for wolves with a gift to the Predator Defense Fund.

It's been decades since wolves raised pups in Colorado. The sightings this year gave hope to those who dearly wish to see the animals return.

But now half are gone, and the whereabouts and health of the other three are unknown.

The plight of these wolves points to the madness that has taken hold in states like Wyoming. In 85% of the state, wolves are designated as predatory animals and can be shot on sight year-round. In the remaining 15% of the state where a wolf-hunting license is required, it costs an in-state resident just $21 to kill a wolf.

And it's about to get much worse for gray wolves across the lower 48. Their loss of Endangered Species Act protection is imminent. We expect a final delisting rule in just weeks.

But despite the carnage in Wyoming and other northern Rocky Mountain states, hope remains.

Washington state will soon have rules that limit when wolves can be killed. California's Lassen pack, the only one in the state, grew by at least eight new pups this summer. And in the Southeast a legal victory we secured last week means the government must put a new red wolf recovery plan in place.

Wolves can come back and thrive. If we just give them the chance.

We're gearing up for the fight of a lifetime on their behalf — and we know we can win.

Our battles are long, but we're not going anywhere. Not when so many wolves and other species are counting on us.

Please support this lifesaving work with a gift to the Predator Defense Fund.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity


P.S. These next few weeks are a critical time for wildlife. Much is at stake, and we'll be fighting ongoing battles. The best way to protect wolves and all wildlife is by starting a monthly donation.

Donate now to support the Center's work.     
Photo courtesy of John and Karen Hollingsworth, USFWS.
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Oct 4, 2020

Interrnet: Event 10/7 Climate SAFE Cities---The Movement for Fossil Fuel Free Communities

----- Forwarded message ----
From: Anne Pernick, Stand.earth <action@stand.earth>
Date: Sat, Oct 3, 2020, 7:00 AM
Subject: Climate SAFE Cities: The Movement for Fossil Fuel Free Communities
Join us on October 7th! ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ 

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With news cycles dominated by doom and gloom, it can be easy to miss the buds of hope sprouting all around us. This Wednesday, we're shining a light directly on a blooming movement of communities that are using local laws to phase out fossil fuels and fast track clean energy solutions.

Join us on Oct. 7 at 11 am PT/ 2 pm ET for Climate SAFE Cities: The Movement for Fossil Fuel Free Communities, to hear from local leaders all across North America taking action on local health and safety and climate.


Stand.earth is partnering with the eDemocracy Webinar Series from Ethelo to bring you this event. On Wednesday, we'll learn together how local rule-making is being used to move away from oil and gas expansion and instead chart a path forward for community health and safety, a just transition to renewable energy, and livable, resilient communities.

Feel free to share this invitation with others who would like to join – this event is virtual and free.

Ethelo webinar

Here are all the details:

Climate SAFE Cities: The Movement for Fossil Fuel Free Communities

October 7th, 11 am PT/ 2 pm ET

Register here for access.


Megan Curren, Councillor, District of North Vancouver

Daniel Lee, Councilmember, Culver City, CA

Alex Ramel, Climate Policy Advisor at Stand.earth/ SAFE Cities

Ben West, Executive Director of eDemocracy Solutions

Andrea Reimer, former City Councillor, Vancouver, B.C. (facilitator)


A growing number of local government leaders are using powerful tools to prevent fossil fuel industry build-out and fast-track clean energy in buildings, transportation, and more.

Stand.earth and the eDemocracy Webinar Series from Ethelo are inviting you to join us to hear from inspiring leaders who are using local land use laws and other policy tools to say no to oil and gas expansion and yes to community health and safety, a just transition to renewable energy, a green recovery, and a livable climate. You'll also learn how SAFE Cities is helping turn these victories into a powerful coordinated movement of local leaders keeping their communities safe from fossil fuels, and accelerating a clean energy future.

Join the event to:

  • Explore policies that have been successfully implemented by cities and other local governments.
  • Hear success stories from people and places leading the way.
  • Learn about resources for building support in your community and addressing industry opposition.
  • Access tools and connections for local government leaders and grassroots organizers who are looking for policy, legal, and organizing support.

Register here. This event is virtual and free.

See you there!

Anne Pernick
SAFE Cities Community Manager

Stand.earth challenges corporations, industries, and governments to prioritize the well-being of people, our environment, and our climate by creating long-term, effective solutions. None of this work is possible without your support.
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