Safe Shippers to Zurich: Say NO! to Trans Mountain Pipeline

Dear Safe Shippers, Our 5-year fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker project persists! From day one, we have joined our Salish Sea neighbors, on both sides of the border, to reject­ this destructive project for so many reasons – globally, for its contribution to climate devastation, and locally, for its inherent threats to our orca waters. Now we have another opportunity […]

Safe Shippers Take Orca Action – Deadline: Friday, August 2

Dear Safe Shippers,We have an opportunity to take direct action in support of Southern Resident orcas! Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery (Phillips 66) wants to construct a new 300,000 barrel crude oil storage tank and a new 80,000 barrel fuel oil storage tank, just a short orca swim across the Salish Sea from our islands. These new storage tanks would provide flexibility […]

Keep up the fight against Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline!

Dear Safe Shippers,You may have heard the disappointing news by now: earlier this week, Canada gave a second green light to their Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project. This project will increase tanker traffic in our island waters from approximately 1 per week to 1 per day. Since 2014, we have joined forces with entities and individuals on both sides of the border […]

Protect Orcas. Practice Democracy.

To Safe Shippers who vote in San Juan County:“Where can I sign the petition to put the Orca Protection Initiative on the ballot?” Thank you for asking! For those who wish to sign, the petition will be available outside the Friday Harbor Farmer’s Market near Sunshine Alley every Saturday from 9:30am until 1:00pm – from now until the deadline […]

Community Meeting:”The Threat of a Large Oil Spill – at What Cost to San Juan County?”

YOU ARE INVITED TO A COMMUNITY MEETING: “THE THREAT OF A LARGE OIL SPILL – AT WHAT COST TO SAN JUAN COUNTY?”Wednesday, May 8, 201911:00am – 1:00pmSan Juan Island Grange Hall, 152 First Street, Friday HarborWhat would a large oil spill cost all of us?  How long would it affect our communities, property values, businesses, and way of life?San Juan County’s Environmental Resources […]

Orca Emergency Response Bills PASS!!!

You did it, Safe Shippers! All four Orca Emergency Response Bills have passed out of the Washington State House and Senate! Thank you for your time and efforts to contact our representatives – they heard you ask for better protection of our Salish Sea. Here’s the scoreboard for these bills – all addressing the protection […]

Safe Shippers Support Oil Spill Prevention Bill HB 1578

The Oil Spill Prevention Bill (HB 1578) Safe Shippers have been watching and cheering on is still alive and active, and the Washington State Senate Ways & Means Committee is voting TOMORROW (April 4, 2019) on this important bill.   Please write to the committee TONIGHT and ask them to make it so.   For an easy way to […]

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, […]