Puget Sound Partnership E-Clips, October 9-15, 2017

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October 16, 2017

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Protect and Restore Habitat

Plan for 3,080 waterfront condos still lacking, county says (Everett Herald)

Massive Tacoma development, with apartments and retail, is actually happening  (Tacoma News Tribune)

Construction starts on Tacoma’s biggest private real estate development  (Puget Sound Business Journal)

State taking comment on draft marine development plan (Skagit Valley Herald)

Permit hearing set for Andeavor project (Skagit Valley Herald)

Hearing set for proposed expansion of Anacortes refinery (Bellingham Herald)

Federal government will vacate huge Auburn site used during World War II (Seattle Times)

Navy pays $4.92 million for easement fees in Jefferson County (Kitsap Sun)

BNSF Railway and state doing more to stop mudslide (KING 5 News)

Interior Department tells Congress it supports saving Snake dams  (Tri-City Herald)

House bill seeks to nix salmon-friendly rulings  (The Columbian)

Salmon-Friendly Court Rulings On Columbia, Snake Dams Could Be Oveturned By Congress (OPB|EarthFix)

Sally Jewell on what’s at stake in Trump’s Interior Department (Crosscut | High Country News)

After decades of talk, Harbour Pointe road takes shape (Everett Herald)

West Seattle couple, cheated in secret SeaTac land grab, to receive $13M settlement (Seattle Times)

OPINION: Finding balance between conservation and economic growth  (The Oregonian | Opinion)

Chehalis adopts fees for development in the floodplain (The Chronicle)

Port Angeles council candidates talk about environmental issues (Peninsula Daily News)

What’s going on with waterfront redevelopment? Here are some answers. (Bellingham Herald)

Duwamish Alive! Restoration, cleanup set for Oct. 21 (Tukwila Reporter)

Species and Food Web

Stopping chinook fishing might not be enough to help hungry killer whales: salmon official (Vancouver Sun)

Experts gather in Vancouver to brainstorm on southern resident whale recovery (CBC News)

How to study the inside of humpback whale’s blowhole? Drones, of course (Bellingham Herald)

Vessel noise is reducing ability of killer whales to hunt by about 25 per cent, new research suggests (Vancouver Sun)

Action needed now to restrict vessels in critical killer whale habitat, scientists warn (Vancouver Sun)

Scientists survey Pacific Northwest salmon each year. For the first time, some nets are coming up empty. (Seattle Times)

Poor return of Columbia River salmon threatens killer whales, other species (Bellingham Herald | Seattle Times)

Too few returning chinook prompts closure of Samish River fishing (Skagit Valley Herald)

Podcast: reporter Lynda Mapes on our missing martens and salmon, and a fish-farming disaster  (Seattle Times)

Proposed bridges over Fraser River threaten sturgeon, environmentalists warn (CBC News)

Mount Rainier joins in comeback of the fisher (The Dispatch)

Olympia neighbors band together to save great blue herons (KUOW)

Saanich Peninsula Bufflehead Festival gets bigger for 2017  (Victoria News)

Atlantic salmon

Operations at Atlantic salmon farms continue (Skagit Valley Herald)

First Nations test the political water with fish (Hakai Magazine)

State gives fish farm operator 60 days to fix flaws in Puget Sound net pen  (KOMO)

Fish farm has 60 days to fix net pens outside Seattle as 1 million Atlantic salmon move in (Seattle Times)

State finds structural flaws in Atlantic salmon net pens off Bainbridge Island  (Kitsap Sun)

Inspection finds problems at salmon net pens owned by Cooke  (Bellingham Herald)

Fish-farming company offered money for Lummi Nation’s silence about net pens, letters show  (Seattle Times)

New documents show signs of concern months before massive salmon release (KING 5 News)

Water Quality

Coastal Researchers, Fishermen Concerned About More Frequent Low Oxygen Zones (NW News Network)

State taking comment on sewage dumping rule (Skagit Valley Herald)

Comments accepted now on no discharge zone, which would be first in state, Northwest (Peninsula Daily News)

Oak Bay closed for shellfish harvesting (Peninsula Daily News)

WSDA seeks study on dairy manure use (Capital Press)

Water Quantity

Thurston County Commissioners consider $600,000 study in wake of Hirst ruling (The Olympian)

For the fourth time, Whatcom County Council curbs building that relies on rural wells (Bellingham Herald)

OPINION: Let state know impact of water rules on wineries  (Yakima Herald | Opinion)

Yakima County officials unveil rural water plan and related fees  (Yakima Herald)

Extreme low flows in west-end rivers prompt closures to protect salmon (Peninsula Daily News)

Anacortes considering upping agricultural water rates (Skagit Valley Herald)

Climate Change

Gov. Inslee: Repeal of Clean Power Plan is ‘Trump Administration’s total abdication of American leadership’ (Bainbridge Island Review)

Environmental groups denounce Trump override of climate plan (Everett Herald | Associated Press) 

EPA says it will repeal key Obama-era climate plan (New York Times)

PSE, industry group urge modified greenhouse-gas regulations (Seattle Times)

Human Wellbeing

Here's One More Reason To Be Scared Of Cheap Sushi  (Civil Beat)

So you love feeding deer. How much longer will you be able to do it in Bellingham? (Bellingham Herald)

‘Glamping’ in the midst of Tahuya State Forest (Kitsap Sun)

Couple brings house to Sequim from Shelton via barge (Peninsula Daily News)

Real estate and development pros jump in to help Farmer Frog (Everett Herald)

It was a celebration of the bounty of the sea, those who make their living on the water (Bellingham Herald | Opinion)

Washington fishermen are on front lines in fight against proposed Alaska mine (Seattle Times)

On National Farmers Day, The Changing Face Of Agriculture Is In Washington (NW Public Radio)

Snohomish County hosts its annual Focus on Farming conference (Everett Herald)

SVC Fall Powwow more than honoring Native American culture (Skagit Valley Herald)

Homeowners ask questions about Olympic Discovery Trail segments at open house (Peninsula Daily News)

Jamestown S’Klallam target 2020 for hotel tower; full resort plans taking shape in Blyn (Peninsula Daily News)

Marine Trades Association members speak up on Port Townsend port hikes (Peninsula Daily News)

Future to be discussed of historic sloop Felicity Ann (Peninsula Daily News)

Remember the ‘acid ball’ as art? Here’s when you might see it at a new waterfront park (Bellingham Herald)

Other News of Interest

Farewell, Dan O'Neal (Puget Sound Partnership blog)

Buoyed by the legacy of Billy Frank Jr., Lorraine Loomis continues the fight  (Crosscut)

John Miller, congressman, author activist, has died (Everett Herald)

Deception Pass State Park manager set to say goodbye (Skagit Valley Herald)

Waterspouts spotted in waters near Blaine, San Juans (Bellingham Herald)

GAO to probe whether Trump administration is protecting agencies’ scientific integrity (Washington Post)

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