Writer's Rant

Free Lolita - CBS Seattle

 My first assignment for KIRO 7 - CBS in Seattle, covering the 12th annual Ways of Whales Conference on Whidbey Island. Set the camera up on the tripod and ... the sensor crapped out. No picture.

On The Waterfront Plan

See this fine one-two punch, first from editor Tim Johnson and then by 'your humble narrator' in the vaunted pages of the Cascadia Weekly.

Calling Governor Inslee... and all the ships at sea

Collaborative writing can be tricky, but this one turned out okay.  Marine consultant Fred Felleman and I co-wrote this piece published in Crosscut. 

Felleman lived up to his reputation... and delivered the cargo.  See the full piece here.

"Big Coal Faces Big Opposition" — Kinder Morgan Dumps Coal Port

Energy giant Kinder Morgan dumps plans to build a coal terminal along the Columbia River.  They weren't expecting such intrepid opposition, not just from environmentalists, but from the Everyman and Everywoman.

Coal Conspiracy — Greenpeace Video

The story telling is simple and clear, the music almost sounds like the soundtrack for a nursery school lesson.  Watch this great primer on the plan to turn the Northwest into an export hub for coal.

"Arrested Development star Alia Shawkat (aka Maeby) explains the truth about the coal industry's plans to export American coal."   ~  Greenpeace

Gateway Pacific Terminal — EIS

January 22, 2013

To the Washington Department of Ecology, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Planning and Development Services, Whatcom County,

Cherry Point Petition — Gateway Pacific Terminal

Why the Environmental Impact Study of the   Gateway Pacific Terminal   should include cumulative impacts of vessel traffiic.

The Ride For Cherry Point

Learn more about the Gateway Pacific Terminal and the historic battle for Cherry Point on what promises to be a really fun, informative and memorable day. This is a public awareness, educational event.  And... there will be great Pizza!       

Gateway Pacific Terminal— "It's a Coal Port"

My presentation to the Bellingham City Council on the difference between a Dry Bulk Commodity Terminal—which Gateway Pacific Terminal purports to be—and a Coal Port, which is what GPT really is. Judging by their conversation—observable during the cutaway—Mayor Kelli Linville and the city attorney appear to have had something else on their minds.


Gateway Pacific Terminal — Rapping with The Gubernor

 This might seem incongruous, considering my previous criticism of her, but I found it a great pleasure speaking with Governor Chris Gregoire at Taylor Shellfish Farms yesterday. She was there to meet with members of the Puget Sound Partnership, which she formed in 2007 to help heal our severely polluted inland sea.