Friday, June 4, 2021

Salish Sea News Week in Review June 4 2021


Aloha National Gun Violence Day
National Gun Violence Day, a nationwide movement that shows collective power and honors the lives lost on account of gun violence and those wounded by it. After it got its start, orange became the color associated with the wider movement fighting for gun violence prevention. The annual event memorializes the shooting and death of 15-year old Hadiya Pendleton in Chicago on January 29, 2013. Her friends word orange on June 2, 2015 on  what would have been Hadiya's 18th birthday. Since then, National Gun Violence Day has been held on the first Friday in June.

Trans Mountain pipeline begins construction of tunnel in Burnaby, B.C.
Construction has begun on the 2.6-kilometre tunnel in Burnaby, B.C., for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

Howe Sound guide to launch maps for World Oceans Day
On the eve of World Oceans Day on June 8, the Howe Sound/Átl’ka7tsem Marine Reference Guide project will be launching two maps of the region.

Biden administration suspends oil and gas leases in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The Biden administration on Tuesday suspended oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, targeting one of President Donald Trump’s most significant environmental acts during his last days in office.  Biden Aims to End Arctic Drilling. A Trump-Era Law Could Foil His Plans.  President Biden may be forced to hold a new lease sale for oil drilling in the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, despite his vows to slash fossil fuel pollution and his action this week to suspend Arctic drilling leases that had been awarded in the final days of the Trump administration.

Politicians, environmentalists, industry divided on B.C.'s forestry plan
After weeks of arrests and attempts to block old growth logging on Vancouver Island, the province's anticipated forestry announcement proved to be a disappointment Tuesday to protesters and environmentalists.

Public invited to comment on state draft commercial fish net pen guidance
Ecology is accepting comments on the draft Guidance for Marine Net Pen Aquaculture in Washington State: Regulations, Risks and Management now through June 21.

Montana's largest wind farm contracts with Puget Sound Energy
What’s expected to be Montana’s largest wind farm secured its first customer Wednesday from Colstrip Power Plant co-owner Puget Sound Energy.

‘We’re Not Going to See Tankers in Active Pass Ever Again’
Tankers of all sizes have been banned from travelling through Active Pass, a narrow stretch of water between Mayne and Galiano islands, following a public outcry and Tyee reporting.

'It's a nuisance': Container ships anchored in Puget Sound causing headaches for neighbors
Three boats are anchored in Holmes Harbor, nestled between Whidbey and Camano Islands. Approximately five more are sitting at Yukon Harbor near Blake Island. They're among about 15 ships currently anchored in Puget Sound because of a massive backlog of container ships up and down the West Coast.

Looking to escape wildfire smoke in WA this year? A new tool could help
Smoke forecasting is notoriously hard to do, but a new tool from the state Department of Ecology may help us anticipate hazardous air five days in the future.

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