A Clean Columbia River – For the Orca!

Dear Safe Shippers,   Let’s continue with that awesome Orca Protectors Power we generated in the July 4th Parade by writing to our state’s Department of Ecology to ask them to deny the water quality permit for Millennium Bulk Terminals’ proposed coal export terminal on the Columbia River. They need to hear from us ASAP — […]

GOOD NEWS for the Salish Sea and Beyond!

Dear Safe Shippers,   This message is filled with GOOD NEWS we thought you would like to read!  Many of these success stories are ones that Safe Shippers can be especially proud to celebrate — because we spoke up and did our part to help keep our islands and our region a safe, healthy and […]

Safe Shippers Ask Our State to Say “NO!” to Kinder Morgan

Opposition to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion is growing! This pipeline expansion would triple Canada’s tar sands exports and increase crude oil tanker traffic and oil spill risk in our waters. British Columbia’s new NDP/Green Party government has vowed to use “every tool available” to oppose the pipeline and tanker traffic expansion. Let’s get […]

Safe Shippers Shout to Canada – Centerm Expansion Project

Safe Shippers! We are really good at speaking up for a Safe Salish Sea! This time, we have to speak up loudly enough for Canada to hear us.   THE CONCERN: There are 20 new and expanding terminal projects proposed for the Salish Sea. If they all happen, shipping traffic will increase by nearly 40%. […]

Don’t put up a ship parking lot in our paradise — not without a full environmental review!

Dear Safe Shippers,  The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) rulemaking to establish official anchorage areas on the eastern edge of our island archipelago doesn’t include a full environmental review. These anchorages neighbor several federal, state, and locally protected areas that are important to many San Juan Islanders, including the Jack Island and Vendovi Island Preserves, made […]