In recognition of The Times’ editorial position in “An overdue apology for Native fishing activists … And 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…More
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Good news for environment, fishermen 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 Anglo American (US) Pebble has decided to cut all financial ties to the proposed Pebble Mine project. [“Costly...More
Commission should ban octopus fishing in Puget Sound This Friday, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission will be adopting rules regarding catching and killing of giant Pacific octopus here in the Puget Sound. Giant Pacific octopuses are the largest in the world, and are some of the most intelligent sea creatures we know. The current rule allows…More
Commercial waterfront jobs are necessary The Seattle Times was right to call out City Hall on the loss of our commercial shipping business. [“Editorial: Pay attention to the port, industrial sector,” Opinion, July 10.] What did we expect? After forever putting off long-promised and much-needed additional freight access in Sodo, the city of Seattle fell all over…More
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…More
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…More
Coal trains will be inconvenience “ ‘Green’ strategists now back coal trains” [page one, Feb. 26] reveals that a great deal of money is being spent by proponents of coal-unit trains and terminals in Western Washington. This is discouraging and irritating. Since the proposal was introduced, we have heard a lot about environmental effects, health and…More