First Action of 2019 – Oil Spill Bill

Dear Safe Shippers,Here is our first action item of 2019 — I know you are ready! Let’s take this opportunity to ensure a healthy Salish Sea for all, especially for new baby L124 (aka Lucky).The Washington state legislature is in session and is pondering a set of bills that are designed to protect and restore the Southern Resident orcas by […]

Safe Shippers’ Swan Song of 2018!

Dear Safe Shippers, We have an opportunity to take our final action of the year — let’s do it for the orcas! WHAT? The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Kalama WA Methanol Manufacturing and Export Project is open for comment. WHEN? Comments are due by 5:00pm on Friday, December 28, 2018.   THE BACKSTORY: In April 2016, […]

Safe Shippers to Canada: “Don’t SpOIL Our Waters!” Comments due Nov 20, 2018.

  Since 2014, Safe Shippers have been sending comment letters to Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) in order to protect our shorelines and our Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) from the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project — the vessels from which would be carrying diluted bitumen (dilbit) Alberta Tar Sands right through critical orca habitat.Also since 2014, the Southern Resident orcas have lost […]

Orca Protectors Launches Website – Fly Your Pennant!

Dear Safe Shippers, For 6 years now, we have been writing our letters, gathering at rallies, showing up at hearings, and marching in parades — all in protection of our beloved Salish Sea. We have helped stop coal export terminals, oil refinery projects, and crude-by-rail facilities in their tracks. Also within that same time span, […]

Marathon Oil Anacortes – Oil Spill Response Plan – Comments due Nov 15, 2018

Dear Safe Shippers,Here’s an issue close to our home and hearts — prevention of, and protection from, oil spills in the Salish Sea.Washington State requires refineries to have a state-approved oil spill response plan that ensures their ability to respond to major oil spills, and the public (that’s us!) has an opportunity to comment.Our Anacortes neighbor — the refinery that used to be called […]

SRKW Task Force Comments Due October 29 – For the Orca!

Dear Safe Shippers and Orca Protectors, Governor Inslee’s Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery and Task Force has issued round 2 of the draft recommendations for actions — winnowing 63 recommendations to 36. This is our chance to comment on every one — for the orca! The Southern Residents are well-represented by this hard working Task Force (many fellow islanders have a seat at the table), so […]