Bellingham’s Coal Train Blues: An Open Letter To Bellingham Mayor, Kelli Linville

In this latest addition to my continuing series of posts on the battle, here in my beloved Bellingham, Washington, over a proposed coal shipping terminal just north of town, some great Earth Day news on the subject prompted me to write to Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville, to implore her to take a stand. Dear Mayor … Continue reading Bellingham’s Coal Train Blues: An Open Letter To Bellingham Mayor, Kelli Linville

Bellingham’s Coal Train Blues: China, Please Hurry Up!

It’s been over a year since I last wrote about the ongoing battle over coal happening here in the Pacific Northwest, where efforts are underway to build multiple shipping terminals to send millions of tons of coal to China, with one of the terminals proposed here, at a site just north of my Bellingham, Washington … Continue reading Bellingham’s Coal Train Blues: China, Please Hurry Up!

Bellingham’s Coal Train Blues, The Fractured Left, and The Ego?

There’s been a flurry of activity here in Bellingham recently concerning a coal shipping terminal proposed for construction just north of the city, a terminal that would bring a massive increase in train traffic and millions of tons of toxic coal, in uncovered cars, rolling right through the heart of town. (See my former posts … Continue reading Bellingham’s Coal Train Blues, The Fractured Left, and The Ego?

Tweets of the Day: Excuses For Coal Running Out

Apropos my coal-centric post from earlier this week, I came across three tweets today that, considered together, don’t seem to leave proponents of coal with a leg to stand on. When coal hits home as hard as it does, right here in Bellingham, I find this hopeful. First up, solar is getting cheaper: http://twitter.com/#!/GOOD/status/104681578910855168 Second, … Continue reading Tweets of the Day: Excuses For Coal Running Out

Stuff We Don’t Need: Yet Another “Progressive” Vanity Organization

So, there’s this guy Van Jones who has been saying a lot of good things, for a while, and this week he announced the start of a new campaign called the #LoveArmy, a new initiative of his Dream Corps organization. Sadly though, for quite some time, I have been VERY suspicious of how much ego … Continue reading Stuff We Don’t Need: Yet Another “Progressive” Vanity Organization