Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for October 11, 2016


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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 69 percent of Alaska, 30 percent of Washington, 53 percent of Oregon and 45 percent of California. The Feds also have 19 percent of Hawaii, although that number might need recalculating, as we’ll discuss below. In the 13 Western states, Uncle Sam owns an average of 47 percent of the land, while controlling less than 5 percent of the land in thirty-seven East Coast and Midwest…MORE

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Vessel Owners Fined for Port Orchard Oil Spill

Longview Port Seeking Terminal Developer

POLB Receives Clean Air Award

POLA Schedules 1st Environmental Open House

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Story1Vessel Owners Fined for Port Orchard Oil Spill
By Mark Edward Nero

The owners of a 69-foot wooden vessel that sank at its dock and spilled oil into Sinclair Inlet have been fined $47,500 by the Washington Dept. of Ecology….(Read full article)

Story2Longview Port Seeking Terminal Developer
By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Longview is seeking proposals for available industrial waterfront property, calling it a significant opportunity to establish new cargo operations on the Columbia River….(Read full article)

Story3POLB Receives Clean Air Award
By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Long Beach and tenant Long Beach Container Terminal have received a Clean Air Award from a Southern California environmental agency for working to reduce pollution in the region… (Read full article)

Story4POLA Schedules 1st Environmental Open House
By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Los Angeles will hold the first of a series of quarterly open houses on Oct. 20 as part of a continuing effort to engage the public in the port’s sustainable freight programs and environmental developments…. (Read full article)

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