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Protect Oil Refinery Workers

August 2, 2023

SPEAK OUT! Protect Oil Refinery Workers PUBLIC HEARING in AnacortesUpdated Refinery Safety RulesAugust 16 at 6:30 p.m. (prehearing overview 5:30)Majestic Inn & Spa419 Commercial Ave.Anacortes, WA The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has formally submitted its updated refinery safety regulations for public comment. Your comments are needed to ensure that the new st...


Salish Snippets July 18th 2023

July 18, 2023


Hearing Examiner APPROVES Gravel Pit Expansion

July 16, 2023

On July 13, 2023, Skagit County Hearing Examiner Alex Sidles approved the permit be issued to expand the Lake Erie Gravel Pit from 17.78 acres to 53.5 acres despite safety concerns expressed by the neighbors. The gravel mine is located in the vicinity of Lake Erie, off Rosario Road on Fidalgo Island. The decision and notice can be found on Skagit County Planning and Development Service's website...


Lake Erie Gravel Mine Expansion

July 5, 2023

Skagit County Hearing Examiner, Alex Sidles, presided over the June 28th public hearing on the Lake Erie Gravel Mine expansion proposal, PL16-0556. The specific topic was the hydrogeological information the county required of the applicant following public concerns over the potential risk of slope failure. The room was packed. Public and expert witnesses commented over several hours. The Heari...

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