Survey for the Orca – October 7 Deadline

The Southern Resident orca population needs our help. The Governor’s Orca Recovery Task Force needs our feedback. The task force and working groups for vessel noise, pollution, and food have made their recommendations in this Draft Report and want to hear from us by midnight this coming Sunday, October 7. Our responses are to be in the form of a […]

Message to San Juan County: Healthy Shorelines Feed the Orca

Dear Safe Shippers, Proudly, our San Juan County Council Members recently joined their Canadian counterparts, the Islands Trust Council, in calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to abandon the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project, once and for all. As Safe Shippers well know, if approved, this project would increase tanker traffic by 700% and could bring […]

Good News! Pipeline Approval Rejected!

Today was a good day for the orcas! Victory came for the Salish Sea and when the Salish Sea wins, everyone wins!   The Federal Court of Appeals of Canada rejected the government’s approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline!    The reasons for this decision:   1. The Canadian government failed to consider […]

First we mourn. Then we take action.

Dear Safe Shippers and Orca Protectors,   Our beloved and endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKWs) suffered another loss this week. The world heard the news of J35’s deceased calf and sent back words of alarm and sympathy to us here in the Salish Sea. We mourn together. Let’s take action together.   In 2005, […]

Safe Shippers Ask Governor Inslee to Stand Strong Against Kinder Morgan

 Kinder Morgan Canada announced that it’s suspending “all non-essential activities and related spending” on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, and won’t move forward with the project without “the ability to construct through British Columbia” and “adequate protection” of Kinder Morgan shareholders.* We want them to suspend this pipeline project for good! Let’s stand with our […]

Safe Shippers: Good News Happens!

Dear Safe Shippers, The Salish Sea heard some good news this past week!  GOOD NEWS! BIG OIL GIVES UP The proposed Tesoro-Savage oil export terminal on the Columbia River at Vancouver WA is kaput! https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/no-oil-train-terminal-on-the-columbia-river-vancouver-energy-gives-up-plan/ GOOD NEWS! SALMON FARMS BANNED Washington lawmakers passed the bill to ban Atlantic salmon net pens in our state waters! […]

Save Orca Waters from Offshore Drilling!

Dear Safe Shippers,Yesterday we celebrated the good news that Governor Inslee denied the proposed oil export terminal on the Columbia River. We are proud that Safe Shippers were among the hundreds of thousands of voices making that happen.Safe Shippers speak up for the protection of the Salish Sea and all waters of Washington State, knowing that […]

It’s a Happy Day for the Salish Sea!!!

Dear Safe Shippers, It’s a happy day for the Columbia River, the Salish Sea, and all the waters of Washington State! Governor Jay Inslee made the final decision today and it was a “NO!” to the proposed Tesoro Savage oil export terminal on the mighty Columbia.    Since 2013, Safe Shippers have written many comment […]