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Land Grab

By Chris Philips, Managing Editor

“For years I have expressed significant concerns about offshore drilling in the Arctic. The federal administration should not enable new oil and gas drilling in these untouched areas that host such a fragile environment.” Jay Inslee, Governor, Washington State, March 31, 2015

“No future extraction [on public lands]. I agree with that.”
Hillary Clinton, Democratic Nominee for President,
Feb. 4, 2016

Who owns the West? Increasingly, it’s the US Federal Government, with the help of compliant state executives, and if you don’t mind, they’d prefer you got off their lawn.

Federal lands account for 24 percent of the country’s resource production. According to the Chamber of Commerce paper, a ban on future energy production …

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

 

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Story1Hanjin Ship Docks at Vancouver After Weeks in Limbo

By Mark Edward Nero

Hanjin Scarlet, a containership that had been anchored in legal limbo near the Port of Prince Rupert since its owner filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August, has finally docked – but not at Prince Rupert…(Read full article)

Story2Tuna Vessel Operator Guilty of Pacific Ocean Oil Dumping

By Mark Edward Nero

On Oct. 27, an American tuna fishing company that regularly unloaded its catch in American Samoa, was convicted and sentenced for discharging oil into the South Pacific and for maintaining false records…(Read full article)

Story3Oakland: Port Diesel Emissions Down 98 Percent in 10 Years

By Mark Edward Nero

Diesel emissions from drayage trucks serving the Port of Oakland dropped 98 percent between 2005 and 2015, and ship emissions fell 75 percent during that same timeframe, according to an annual emissions inventory released by the port Oct. 28…. (Read full article)

Story4TraPac Oakland Terminal Expansion Could Begin This Month

By Mark Edward Nero

Work could begin later in November to nearly double the size of the Port of Oakland’s second-largest marine terminal… (Read full article)


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