Friday, March 27, 2020

Salish Sea News Week in Review March 27 2020

Aloha National Joe Friday!
National Joe Day on March 27th encourages everyone to enjoy a cup of joe with all your friends named Joe, Jo, Joey, Joseph, and Josephine. While you’re at it, don’t forget Joette, Jody, Johanna, Jodie or any other variant of the name Joe. If you didn’t know it, quite a few nicknames can be created from this one name.

As advertising dries up amid coronavirus shutdown, Washington news outlets lay off staff
Coronavirus has infected Washington’s media ecosystem. The statewide shutdown of most businesses and a halt to events, ordered to slow the virus’s spread, have dried up advertising revenues at news outlets across the state. Layoffs and furloughs have followed.

In Coronavirus, Industry Sees Chance to Undo Plastic Bag Bans
They are “petri dishes for bacteria and carriers of harmful pathogens,” read one warning from a plastics industry group. They are “virus-laden.” The group’s target? The reusable shopping bags. Also: See: Bag bans lifted across Kitsap as grocery stores work to keep employees healthy 
Millennium loses appeal over shorelines permit
Millennium Bulk Terminal's years-long proposal to build a $680 million coal export export dock in Longview received yet another legal blow Tuesday when the Washington State Court of Appeals upheld the denial of a key shorelines permit.

New water source available to property owners in Skagit, Snohomish counties
hanks to a partnership with Seattle City Light, the state Department of Ecology is now providing 340 property owners with a legal water source and has the capacity to provide water for about 1,000 more.

Climate bills in WA a ‘comprehensive failure’ in 2020, critics say
Key legislation to cut carbon emissions died, while goal-setting bill offers no path to reach target. Katherine Long reports.

A bailout for the oil and gas industry? Here’s why experts say it’s not a long-term solution
Canada’s efforts to support the oil and gas industry through a major stimulus package might overlook the real challenges plaguing the industry — and miss out on meaningful opportunities to support workers now and well into the future.

Dakota Access Pipeline: Judge Hands Tribes, Environmental Groups A Victory
Nearly three years after crude oil started to flow through the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, a federal judge has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a full environmental review.

Commercial Fishermen Struggle To Survive In The Face Of Coronavirus Commercial fishermen in the U.S. who have already faced challenges in recent years to make it in an increasingly globalized and regulated industry, are now struggling to find customers during the coronavirus crisis.

Understanding Ocean Changes and Climate Just Got Harder
A new study shows that two important indicators for understanding and predicting the effects of climate variability on eastern North Pacific marine ecosystems are less reliable than they were historically.

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