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January 27, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Native fishing rights: Partner with tribal leaders on the environment

In recognition of The Times’ editorial position in “An overdue apology for Native fishing activistsAnd gratitude for their legacy” [Opinion, Jan. 20], I couldn’t agree with you more: It is about time. Everyone who lives in the Puget Sound region owes tribal fishing-rights activists, past and present, appreciation for their…


Comments | More in Native Americans | Topics: Billy Frank Jr., Dennis M. Gawlik, fishing

September 18, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Anglo American pulls out of Pebble Mine project in Alaska

Good news for environment, fishermen These waters flow into Bristol Bay, Alaska, above which the proposed Pebble Mine would sit. [Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times] As someone involved in the Bristol Bay commercial fishing industry for three decades, both as a fisherman and an owner of a supporting business, I was pleased to read that mining giant…


Comments | More in Economy, Environment | Topics: Alaska, Bristol Bay, environment

July 31, 2013 at 6:53 AM

Giant Pacific octopus may be off the menu

Commission should ban octopus fishing in Puget Sound Local dive instructor Bob Bailey, right, confronts a diver harvesting a giant Pacific octupus from a dive site in West Seattle. Although hunting is legal with a permit, the incident has prompted calls for a marine preserve. [Photo courtesy of Mark Saiget.] This Friday, the state Fish and Wildlife…


Comments | More in Economy, Environment, Seattle | Topics: diving, Fish and Wildlife Commission, fishing

July 12, 2013 at 5:56 AM

Seattle’s port and industrial sector

Commercial waterfront jobs are necessary Huge cranes load containers onto trains after they are brought by trucks from the Port of Seattle to the BNSF Railway Seattle International Gateway in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood. [Ellen Banner, The Seattle Times.] The Seattle Times was right to call out City Hall on the loss of our commercial shipping business. [“Editorial:…


Comments | More in Politics, Seattle | Topics: commercial, docks, fishing

June 6, 2013 at 6:02 AM

Bristol Bay construction

Protect jobs Your editorial about Bristol Bay and the Pebble copper mine was biased and naive [“Editorial: Protect Bristol Bay,” Opinion, June 2]. The environment absolutely needs protection, but people need jobs, too. You completely ignored a study that shows Pebble could create 16,000 high-paying jobs across the country, and because the supplies would mostly be…


Comments | Topics: Alaska, Bristol Bay, copper

June 5, 2013 at 6:03 AM

Bristol Bay construction

Bay is sustainable, creates jobs I appreciate that The Seattle Times recognizes the incredible economic contributions and jobs of the Bristol Bay salmon fishery and how much that means to Washington state [“Editorial: Protect Bristol Bay,” Opinion, June 2]. The Times calls it right when it says Bristol Bay’s American jobs and sustainable natural environment…


Comments | Topics: Alaska, Bristol Bay, fishing

March 1, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Washington environmental figures hired by coal companies

Coal trains will be inconvenience A coal tran goes through Seattle on the way to Vancouver, B.C. Recent efforts to bring coal terminals to Washington and Oregon have seen ‘green’ strategists working with coal companies. (GREG GILBERT/THE SEATTLE TIMES) “ ‘Green’ strategists now back coal trains” [page one, Feb. 26] reveals that a great deal of…


Comments | More in Climate change, Environment, Traffic congestion, Transportation | Topics: coal, Coal trains, fishing