Puget Sound Partnership E-Clips: July 9-14, 2017

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July 14, 2017

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Protect and Restore Habitat

Project on Leque Island in Stanwood all for salmon, wildlife (Everett Herald)

Skagit Wildlife Area’s Leque Island to close for restoration work (Skagit Valley Herald)

Farmers bank on the value of wetlands (Capital Press)

The ends don’t justify the means with tax credits for environmental land conservation (Bellingham Herald | Opinion)

Native knowledge: How coastal tribes are reviving ancient sustainability practices (Yes! Magazine)

Olympia gridlock puts construction projects, jobs on hold (King 5 News)

Waterfront property in Blaine changes hands after some 29 years. What will it become? (Bellingham Herald)

Volunteers, work crews clean up Birch Bay after holiday (Bellingham Herald)

Free July 22 Workshop for Marine Shoreline and Bluff Property Owners (The B-Town Blog)

Zinke recommends no changes to Idaho, Washington monuments (Bellingham Herald | Associated Press)

Gov. Jay Inslee signs expansion of urban growth regulations (Puget Sound Business Journal)

County makes fixes to rules for building near sensitive habitat (Everett Herald)

5-boat fire in Everett Saturday blamed on mechanical problem (Everett Herald)

80-foot boat sinks at Bremerton Marina (Kitsap Sun)

Navy, Kitsap County at war against noxious weeds (Kitsap Sun)

Tacoma's plastic bag hoarders readying for city's ban (Tacoma News Tribune)

Final study released for Tesoro refinery xylene project (Skagit Valley Herald)

The stand against straws (Seattle PI)

Recycling won't cut it (Pacific Standard)

What's really driving Vancouver and Seattle real estate markets? (BC Business)

EDITORIAL: Time to release the state Capitol hostages (The Olympian)

Species and Food Web

Orca hormones linking pregnancies to prey will go into medical files (Kitsap Sun |Watching Our Water Ways blog)

Transient orca sightings on the rise near San Juan Islands (Journal of the San Juan Islands)

Fate Of Pacific Northwest Orcas Tied To Having Enough Columbia River Salmon (KUOW FM

Invasive green crab count hits 87 on Dungeness Spit (Peninsula Daily News)

Connelly: EPA resurrects big, salmon-killing Alaska mine (Seattle PI) 

Northwest salmon are the stuff of legends. Despite millions, the species struggles to survive (Bellingham Herald)

EPA taking comments on lifting proposed mine restrictions (Seattle PI)

Legal Battle Dives Dam Managers To Extraordinary Salmon Research (Capital Press)

Insecticide found in same B.C. hummingbirds that are in decline (CBC News)

Why are BC hummingbirds in decline? (Vancouver Sun)

Fossil Fuel Transport

Oil spill plans complete for parts of Skagit, Samish rivers (Skagit Valley Herald)

Review: Proposed Tesoro Project Won't Pose Major Harm (U.S. News & World Report)

Review: Proposed Tesoro project won’t pose major harm (Bellingham Herald)

Final study released for Tesoro refinery xylene project (Skagit Valley Herald)

Skagit County review: Proposed Tesoro project at Anacortes won’t pose major harm (Q13 Fox News)

Trump’s ‘drill, baby, drill’ energy policies are being met by ‘sue, baby, sue’ (Tacoma News Tribune)

Simple, inexpensive system to remove spilt oil from sea that can destroy marine ecosystems (Financial Express)

 Activists walked 40 miles between Seattle to Tacoma this weekend to fight a natural gas facility (The Stranger)

Water Quality

WSDA report identifies ‘gaps’ in dairy rules (Capital Press)

Sewage Rehab (Hakai Magazine)

Stillaguamish Tribe awarded $1 million for dairy waste project (Stanwood Camano News)

Navy Introduces Toxins to Drinking Water, Then Expands Operations (Truth-Out)

Algae bloom taints flavor of Everett’s drinking water (Everett Herald)

Toxic algae no more: Ohop Lake safe for swimming again (Tacoma News Tribune)

Anacortes approves Heart Lake Treatment (Skagit Valley Herald)

Climate Change

Climate change turns Puget Sound acidic and region’s signature oysters struggle to survive (Investigate West)

Proposed LNG project would emit 360 million metric tonnes of CO2, expert warns (CBC News)

Scientists say massive iceberg has broken off in Antarctica (Seattle Times | Associated Press)

No, States And Cities Can't Uphold Paris Agreement, Congressional Research Service Says (Forbes)

Climate change dilemma for coastal America: How much flooding is too much? (The Daily Climate)

Edmonds Again Takes Environmental Lead With Clean Energy Pledge (KNKX)

Edmonds takes clean-energy pledge, but is that achievable? (Everett Herald)

Ancient fungi could help trees adapt to climate change (CBC News)

BC lags behind other provinces in reaching GHG reduction targets (Vancouver Sun)

Sunset for solar? Installers worry about industry’s outlook as incentives expire (Bellingham Herald)

Walen signs Mayor’s National Climate Action Agenda (Kirkland Reporter)

Divest City Pensions From Fossil Fuels? Nope, Says Retirement Board (Seattle Weekly)

Seattle’s Pension Fund Won’t Be Divesting From Fossil Fuels
 (KNKX)

Water Quantity

Water ruling debate holds up state capital budget (Peninsula Daily News)

Hirst & Capital Budget Pt 1 (AgInfo)

Water-rights issue is at crux of Legislature stalemate | In Olympia (Kitsap Daily News)

Human Wellbeing

How is pollution connected to race and inequality? (KUOW)

Washington state’s bad for business? It’s actually the best, according to a new ranking (Puget Sound Business Journal)

CNBC: Washington state tops the nation for business (King 5 News)

Washington is CNBC's Top State for Business (CNBC)

First day of fast ferry service ‘went flawlessly,’ Kitsap Transit says (Kitsap Sun)

New fast ferry debuts, cutting Seattle-Bremerton commute in half (Seattle Times)

Could Kitsap’s fast ferry give County an economic boost?

Cheap deal on senior pass for national parks will end soon (The Olympian)

New mountain biking trails opening outside Darrington (Everett Herald)

Go with the flow: More natural Columbia River would aid NW with $19B a year (Seattle Times)

Bainbridge Island replacing waterfront park dock boat launch (Kitsap Sun)

Marina expansion, outdoor stage explored at Port of Allyn (Kitsap Sun)

Spruce Railroad Trail at Lake Crsecent to be reopened this weekend (Peninsula Daily News)

Eagle Falls was a beautiful outdoors destination. Now it’s more paint than water (Tacoma News Tribune)

Parking dispute helps sink $85 million retirement project (Tacoma News Tribune)

Changes made for Skagit River sockeye season (Skagit Valley Herald)

Join Washington State Ferries for Orcas Island terminal grand opening (Journal of the San Juan Islands)

Other News of Interest

Tesoro changing its name (Skagit Valley Herald)

Coming soon to KOMO: More editorials from ex-Trump official (Crosscut)

Sullivan reelected as S’Klallam chairman (Kitsap Sun)

How is the Puget Sound ecosystem doing?


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