Local events and needed actions in June 2021

June 13, 2021 by stephenshubert

Planning Commission meets

 Friday June 18!

Letters needed now!!

Island Stewards
Planning Commission to decide if the county should create a “Truth in Planning” component to the Comp Plan.

Please Take Action!

Public Hearing 9am Friday 18 June 2021

San Juan County (SJC) Planning Commission to decide on Docket Request 21-0003; this request asks that the county determine the maximum population of the county and demonstrate how that population is consistent with the Vision Statement. 

Action Items:

What is this about?
Do you know that the legal buildout population for San Juan County is over 134,000 people, NOT counting visitors?
Do you know that the county planning department rejects this docket request?

Get the details at:

Your Voice is Needed Now

Write to lyndag@sanjuanco.com

CALL Next Friday:
See Calling instructions at https://www.sanjuanco.com/589/Planning-Commission
Tell your story. State your feelings.

In-person (“live”) testimony is considered more effective than letters.
Please call! Only 3 minutes of your time.

Safe Shippers – https://islandersforsafeshipping.org/

June 11, 2021 (Kalama, Wash.)—In a stunning climate victory, Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW), backers of a controversial fossil fuel processing and export proposal in Kalama, Wash., officially abandoned its fracked gas refinery and pipeline proposal, terminating the company’s lease with the Port of Kalama. The decision comes after years of local and regional activism to stop the massive fracked gas refinery, resulting in a series of legal defeats. In early 2021, Washington state denied a key permit, citing the refinery’s significant climate and shoreline impacts. That decision followed state and federal court rejections of other permits for failing to fully analyze the project’s harm on climate, water quality, and the public interest. 

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