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  • The Ugly Side of Globalization and the EU

    The Ugly Side of Globalization and the EU

    THE UGLY SIDE OF GLOBALIZATION: Power play and the power of …

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    Oct 7, 2015 – They have paved the way for globalization as the process of connecting the … Europe is being confronted with an unexpected refugee crisis …

    THEY HAVE PAVED THE WAY FOR GLOBALIZATION AS THE PROCESS OF CONNECTING THE WORLD AS WELL AS RESHAPING IT INTO A ”GLOBAL VILLAGE”

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    This appears to be Pro-Globalization?

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    Globalization is clearly affected by the postmodern idea of power forged by global players such as corporations, powerful countries, the World Bank, MMF, UN, transnational public and secret organizations as creators of the New World Order.

    Naturally, they do not follow wishes of people who would like such creation but rather those of global players.

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    The media is liberal? The power players control the media?

    Like I said, This appears to be Pro-Globalization?

    WHATEVER…  PRO OR CON, THERE IS LOTS OF INTERESTING STUFF TO READ

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     REGARDING MEDIA STRATEGY, the world can be presented only according to the wishes of power structures via media as their transmission channels in function of manipulation, brainwashing and production of approval to all possible sick solutions.

    Chomsky wrote about that in many of his books. He elaborated on various strategies of manipulating public such as the strategy of ”distraction” (inversion of problem), strategy ”create problems, then offer solutions”, ”gradual strategy” in sense of gradual production of approval from the public, ”strategy of deferring” or announcement of unpopular changes, strategy ”go to the public as a little child” or wandering, strategy ”use the emotional side more than the reflection” (manipulation by fears and emotions, what Hitler’s and Stalin’s propaganda had already done),

    STRATEGY ”KEEP THE PUBLIC IN IGNORANCE AND MEDIOCRITY” in which less educated become vulnerable target for manipulation

    and production of approval, strategy of ”self-blame strengthen” to induce emotion in an individual that he/she alone is responsible for his/her position and, finally, strategy ”getting to know individuals better than they know themselves”

    TO ESTABLISH FULL CONTROL AND POWER OVER HUMAN BEHAVIOR. It all happens under the auspices of SIMULATED DEMOCRACY.

    THIS IS WHAT WE CALL DEMOCRACY OR CRAWLING TOTALITARIANISM ON THE GLOBAL SCALE. In flagranti!

    Some of these strategies can be identified on the example of manufactured refugee and immigrant crisis or Migration Period

    1. Prologue

    The trust in progress and continuation of modernization has led us into a new huge transformation of the world. Changes in all spheres of life have occured under the influence of highly developed information and communication technologies.

     THEY HAVE PAVED THE WAY FOR GLOBALIZATION AS THE PROCESS OF CONNECTING THE WORLD AS WELL AS RESHAPING IT INTO A ”GLOBAL VILLAGE”. Romantic fervor and faith in globalization have gradually diminished. Political realism, as well as every other, currently abates such romantic fervor and optimism. Globalization is clearly affected by the postmodern idea of power forged by global players such as corporations, powerful countries, the World Bank, MMF, UN, transnational public and secret organizations as creators of the New World Order.

    Naturally, they do not follow wishes of people who would like such creation but rather those of global players.

    It is evident now that anti-globalization movements have not been led by people standing on the other side of the barricade but by mighty structures which even finance movements to prevent them from crossing the line and putting everything in danger. And that is also part of the power play! The power play (technological, military, economic, informatic, media, cultural and metacultural) has indicated uneven effects of globalization, precarious balance in favor of heterogenous oligarchy, unequal distribution of wealth, uncontrolled global risk society, enormous demographic changes, mass economic and forced migrations.

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     RECONSTRUCTION OF THE BALKANS IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION: Power play and the power of play

    The time in which we live is marked by evergrowing influence of knowledge, information and technology, globalism and globalization as a new integration of the world at the turn of the century. It can be denoted as the postmodern condition, second modernity or liquid modernity.

    ·         Lost in the political macro cosmos of EU

    1 July 2015   The text offers a short blogosphere anatomy of a condition which I hope will turn out as a temporary failure. I intend to analyse values and provide rational guidelines for further action…

    Snippet

    Two years ago, political microcosm called Croatia has become a part of political macrocosm called the EU or the Eurosphere as a political construction of second modernity in a globalized world. And that is not irrelevant as well! THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA BECAME A FULL MEMBER STATE OF THE EU TODAY, ON 1 JULY AD 2013.

     From that day on, in terms of phenomenological sociology focused on the analysis of everyday life, there are only few things that indicate the fact that the Republic of Croatia forms part of the everyday political reality of the EU or the Eurosphere. Croatia acts as if it is not a member of the EU and experiences serious problems with semiotics and its own interpretation to which political space does it belong. It affiliates with the Region and lives in an undefined interspace between the EU (Eurosphere) and the Region as a newly constructed imaginary geography of depersonalized states.

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    It is a society that resembles a group of collectors of empty bottles in which there are more collectors than bottles to be found. We are not talking about a minor and insignificant sociological fact but rather an alarming one! We are talking about a poor society, a wretched and almost declassed middle class, mighty oligarchy or profiteers from war and economic transition being regarded as new pillars of society. Features of such society lost in political macrocosm of the EU (Eurosphere) include inefficient and slow public administration, high unemployment rate (in April 2015 it amounted to 17.5% or 310 936), mass emigration of younger population (around 48 000 recently emigrated) with European Comission forecast stating that 166-217 thousand of the most educated will leave the country in seven years from now on. It is a society sentenced to demographic deterioration and disappearance unless dystopian tendencies finally stop. Meanwhile prominent politicians holding executive power communicate poorly or not at all. This relates to the lack of communication from the PM and the president as well as irrational discussions on historical issues without any willingness and wish to move toward the future.

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    Like I said, This appears to be Pro-Globalization?

    WHATEVER…  PRO OR CON, GLOBALIZATION?

    PRO OR CON EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

    THERE IS LOTS OF INTERESTING STUFF TO READ

     


  • Olympic National Park Inholders 1970-1973

    Find your park. Tell your Story.

    Things happen that should always be remembered

    (133)  Elwha River Inholder  private Campsites were destroyed inside the Olympic National Park, they are listed below by name and number

    My “inside store” is kind of like the original Grimm’s Brother  fairy tale

    You know the one… It starts off great.. 

    Once Upon A Time in Olympic National Park

    THERE WAS A PRIVATE  ELWHA RIVER RECREATIONAL PARK

    “My Dad, George C. Rains Sr  developed one of the finest recreational campground facilities the Elwha River area has ever known. We subdivided and developed it into campsites with underground electricity, water system, good roads and restroom facilities.”

    And you remember what happens next, the Big Bad Wolf gobbles up the grandmother, swallows her whole and then the wolf eats Little Red Riding Hood..

    Unfortunately (133) Olympic National Park Inholder Campsites were destroyed they are listed by name and number below

    The names 133 people purchasing recreational sites and making payments between 1970-1973 are documented below.

    However the actual number of inholder’s ownership in ONP  may have been 250 or more.

    Many of the Inholder’s  that purchased and lost their Private recreational property in the Elwha River Recreational Park were local families.

    Many of the original purchasers are no longer living. Somebody needs to tell their story.

    Read the names on the list. Was your family one of the many families that lost their recreational campsite due to flooding by ONP  and ended up as a NOT SO WILLING SELLER?

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    Frankie White ended up as a NOT SO WILLING SELLER

    This is Frankie’s story given to me in a telephone conversation.

    Frankie was a single parent, she bought, made a small down payment on the recreational lot for she and her son. They spent delightful times together on the Elwha River, as much time as a working mother could afford to spend.

    When the Olympic National Park devastating flooding event started, she was offered an opportunity to sell her property to the park. Frankie still owed a lot of money on her purchase.but when she was first offered an amount of money, she said she did not want to sell, she wanted to wait and see what would happen.

    Hmmm…  Parks willing seller approach, if you sell it to us RIGHT NOW we will give you X amount if you wait until next year the offer will be reduced by $500.00.

    Frankie was afraid,  Was she bullied? Threatened? Intimidated?  Whatever…  Frankie became a NOT SO WILLING SELLER TO THE ONP for the higher amount.

    —– Original Message —–
    From: pearl hewett
    To: Frankie White
    Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:29 AM
    Subject: ELWHA RIVER LOTS
    Dear Frankie,

    I hope you are still on line, I doing a story for my website behindmyback.org and I would like you to tell your story about the taking of your lot by the Olympic National Park.
    email or call me

    Pearl (360) 417-9452.

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    If Frankie responds I will update her story

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    Many of the original purchasers are no longer living. Somebody needs to tell their story.

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    to read the statements of George Rains. – Citizen Review …

    Access into the private property into  Olympic National Park was the Road Olympic Hot Springs Road.

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    The total number of Inholder’s (133) names are listed below, however the actual number of inholder ownership may have been 250 or more.

    TOTAL NUMBER OF INHOLDERS CAMPSITES SITES WASHED OUT AND DESTROYED BY OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK?

    TOTAL NUMBER  OF INHOLDER CAMP SITES PURCHASED?

    TOTAL NUMBER OF OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK ACQUISITION OF INHOLDER PROPERTY FROM WILLING SELLERS?

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    INHOLDERS ELWHA PARK RECREATIONAL CAMPSITES

    Hand written sales by George C. Rains Sr. Dated Sept. 22, 1970
    Hand written income by George C. Rains Sr. ending Dec. 1973

    OWNER PURCHASE PRICE
    1. Donald Salonen $2,500.00
    2. Peters, Jones and Salonen $2,500.00
    3. Peters and Jones $2,500.00
    4. McGinnis $2,500.00
    5. Mahoney $2,500.00
    6. Woodley $2,500.00
    7. Wenko $2,500.00
    8. James Arnold $2,500.00
    9. Cedon and Koski $2,500.00
    10. Louise Colby $2,500.00
    11. Adeline Knopman $2,500.00
    12 Uklenbott $2,500.00
    13 Donald Bray $2,500.00
    14. Adams $2,500.00
    15. Ainsworth $2,500.00
    16. Correia $2,500.00
    17. McDonald $2,500.00
    18. Gilbert Spenser $2,500.00
    19. McEachern $2,500.00
    20. Hutchinson $2,500.00
    21. Abbot $2,500.00
    22. Purvis $2,000.00
    23. McDonald $2,000.00
    24. Rylandar $2,500.00
    25. Rylandar $2,500.00
    26. Haggerty $2,500.00
    27. Croven- Byers $2,500.00
    28. Byers $2,500.00
    29. Karl Gustfason $2,500.00
    30. Anton $2,500.00
    31. Mitchel $2,500.00
    32. Gregon $2,500.00
    33. Knotek $2,500.00
    34. Paulis $2,500.00
    35. Inglin and Miemyick $2,500.00
    36. Stiles $2,500.00
    37. George Rains Jr. $2,500.00
    38. rest room priceless
    39. restroom priceless
    40. Corbin Cook $2,500.00
    41. Wheeler $2,500.00
    42. Scanano $3,200.00
    43. Cargo $3,200.00
    44. Yeaw $3,200.00
    45. Loopt and Lyman $2,500.00
    46. Loopt and Lyman $2,500.00
    47. Taylor $2,500.00
    48. Scoles $2,500.00
    49. Thocker $2,500.00
    50. Hansen $2,500.00
    51. Hansen $2,500.00
    52. Buchnell $2,500.00
    53. Robert Wry $2,500.00
    54. Larsen $2,500.00
    55. Tony Masi $2,500.00
    56. Glidden $2,500.00
    57. Stefono $2,500.00
    58 .Johnny Key $2,500.00
    59 .Lars gustofson $2,500.00
    60. Locks Louchs $2,500.00
    61. Louchs $2,500.00
    62. Reidel $2,500.00
    63. George Rains Jr. $2,500.00
    64. Don Kono $2,500.00
    65. George Rains Sr. $2,500.00
    66. Christanson $2,500.00
    67. Lee York $2,000.00
    68. George Rains Sr $2,500.00
    69. Don Kono $2,500.00
    70. Donald Arnold $2,500.00
    71. Creten $2,500.00
    72. Harry Arnold $2,500.00
    73. Nona Rains Preston $2,500.00
    74. Grauberger $2,000.00
    75. Grauberger-George Stevens $2,000.00
    76. Nona Rains Preston $2,500.00
    77. Libby $2,000.00
    78. Christensen $2,000.00
    79. Burchnell $2,000.00
    80. Owens $2,500.00
    81. Owens $2,500.00
    82. Owens $2,500.00
    83. Waldron $2,500.00
    84. 30 foot road $2,500.00
    85. 23-7 and 8 $2,800.00

    ADDITIONAL SALES 1970-1973
    PAYMENTS MADE BY
    86. Chester Blevins
    87. Clarence Colby
    88. Micheal Sanders
    89. Howell
    90. Klahn
    91. Wagstaff
    92. Joe Chase
    93. Donald Brady
    94. Glen Larson
    95, Micheal Sconogo
    96, Warren Schrader
    97. Barrow Sahor
    98. Nesbit
    99. Herbert Sahor
    100. Leonard Schroeder
    101. Jack Clark
    102. Mary Knapman
    103. Austin Glidden
    104. Dorothy Wheeler
    105. Joseph Mahoney
    106. William Bucknell
    107. Leonard McDaniel
    108. Wallace Adams
    109. Dom Solomen
    110. Max Ainsworth
    111. Robert McGinnis
    112. Earl Blevines
    113. Glen Waldron
    114. Elmer Wenko
    115. Donald Reidel
    116. Norman Taylor
    117. Gilbert Spencer
    118. Bill Preston
    119. Fred Correai
    120. Bert Wall
    121. Bertha Knotek
    122. Kenneth Owens
    123. Wallace Louchs (1)
    124. Wallace Louchs (2)
    125. Russel Stark
    126. Peter Lucal
    127. Peter Busch
    128. L. Durfraine
    129. Donald Bray
    130. James Howell
    131. Landoher
    132. James Klohn
    133. Michael Gort
    134. Tom Tinklham
    135. Bert Reid

    Please call me, send an email.. Tell your story

    Things happen in National Parks that should always be remembered.

    to read the statements of George Rains. – Citizen Review …

    www.citizenreviewonline.org/2011/Jul/George_Rains_Statements.pdf

    The notarized document “Conspiracy Exposed” was written on Oct. 8,1992 by. George C. Rains Sr. when he was 77 years old. The referenced “Conspiracy” was …


  • 10,000 Syrian Immigrants to the USA?

    10,000 Syrian Immigrants to the USA?
    Plus 25,000 Syrian Immigrants into Canada?

    FOX NEWS UPDATE 1:49 PM TUES. NOV. 17, 2015

    33 STATE GOVERNORS  opposed the relocation of …

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    WA STATE GOV. INSLEE? ‘Washington welcomes those seeking refuge’
    “Inslee releases statement, I STAND FIRMLY WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA who said this morning, ‘We do not close our hearts to these victims of such VIOLENCE AND SOMEHOW START EQUATING THE ISSUE OF REFUGEES WITH THE ISSUE OF TERRORISM.’
    www.kirotv.com › News KIRO TV 1 day ago – Inslee releases statement on Syrian refugees after Obama’s pledge photo. Muhammed Muheisen … #Syrian refugees and Washington state: Questions and answers … Want to talk about the news of the day? Watch free …
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    QUESTIONS FOR WA STATE GOV. INSLEE?

    WHO STARTED EQUATING SUCH VIOLENCE OF REFUGEES WITH THE ISSUE OF TERRORISM?

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    AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACK ON THE TWIN TOWERS IN NEW YORK, WASHINGTON DC WOKE UP TO CANADA’S LIBERAL IMMIGRATION POLICY AND THAT ITS LACK OF BORDER ENFORCEMENT WAS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER.

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    THE POLICY-MAKERS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TRIPLED THE NUMBER OF BORDER PATROL AGENTS ASSIGNED TO PROTECT OUR NORTHERN FLANK

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    EQUATING THE ISSUE OF REFUGEES WITH THE ISSUE OF TERRORISM?

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    CANADA’S LIBERAL IMMIGRATION POLICY? AFGHANISTAN TRAINED JIHAD TERRORIST EASY TO COME AND GO BACK AND FORTH IN CANADA THEN EASY TO COME AND GO BACK AND FORTH IN THE USA ON A 4000 MILE UNSECURED BORDER, EVEN INDIVIDUALS FROM COUNTRIES STRONGLY SUSPECTED OF SUPPORTING ORGANIZED TERRORISM.

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    EQUATING THE ISSUE OF REFUGEES WITH THE ISSUE OF TERRORISM?
    FOR INSTANCE, FORMER MONTREAL, CANADA RESIDENT AHMED RESSAM WAS AN ALGERIAN-BORN AL-QAIDA OPERATIVE WHO WAS ARRESTED BY U.S. IMMIGRATION INSPECTORS IN 1999 WHILE HE ATTEMPTING TO BRING A CARLOAD OF EXPLOSIVES INTO THE UNITED STATES.

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    AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACK ON THE TWIN TOWERS IN NEW YORK, WASHINGTON DC WOKE UP TO CANADA’S LIBERAL IMMIGRATION POLICY
    WHEN IS WA STATE GOV. INSLEE GOING TO WAKE UP?
    The Millennium Plot – Ahmed Ressam’s Millennium … – PBS

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    TOO BAD FOR WA STATE CITIZENS, THAT GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE AND OUR WA STATE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH, OR BOTHERING TO READ, OR LEARNING FROM THE HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY TERRORIST.
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    NOV. 17, 2015 THE BIG DEAL ON FOX NEWS , 30 GOVERNORS OF STATES REFUSE U.S. SYRIAN IMMIGRANTS

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    REALLY? ANYONE FAMILIAR WITH CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY WILL TELL YOU THAT 25,000 SYRIAN IMMIGRANTS BEING BROUGHT INTO CANADA, IS OVER TWICE THE THREAT, OF 10,000 SYRIAN IMMIGRANTS BEING BROUGHT INTO THE USA FOR HOMELAND SECURITY.

    SO GOV. INSLEE  IS DOUBLING DOWN….. WELCOMING 10,000, VEST AS VEST CAN, SYRIAN IMMIGRANTS TO THE USA…

    PLUS THE ADDED BONUS OF 25,000 CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY, VEST AS VEST CAN,  SYRIAN IMMIGRANTS  JUST WAITING TO CROSS THE 4000 MILES OF THE INSECURE CANADIAN  BOARDER INTO WA STATE… U.S.A.

    The 4,000 mile long U.S. / Canadian border has been described as the longest undefended border in the world.

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    CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY? AFGHANISTAN TRAINED JIHAD TERRORIST EASY TO COME AND GO BACK AND FORTH IN CANADA THEN EASY TO COME AND GO BACK AND FORTH IN THE USA ON A 4000 MILE UNSECURED BORDER, EVEN INDIVIDUALS FROM COUNTRIES STRONGLY SUSPECTED OF SUPPORTING ORGANIZED TERRORISM.

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    LEARNING FROM HISTORY? ANYONE? ELECTED FEDERAL AND STATE REPRESENTATIVES? THAT BOTHERED TO READ, AND BECOME FAMILIAR WITH CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY WILL TELL YOU THAT CANADA IS AN IMMIGRANT HAVEN.

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    IF I POST THIS ENOUGH TIMES, OVER AND OVER WILL SOME ELECTED LIBERAL LEGISLATOR READ IT? LIKE MY ELECTED GOVERNMENT PUBLIC SERVANTS.

    The Millennium Plot – Ahmed Ressam’s Millennium … – PBS

    www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/trail/inside/cron.html
    PBS

    A chronology of Ressam’s years of travel, training and activities leading up to his foiled plot to bomb Los Angeles International Airport in late December 1999.
    INDEED, CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY, JIHAD TERRORIST AHMED RESSAM EASY TO COME AND GO IN CANADA FOR GO TRAINING IN AFGHANISTAN, EASY TO GO BACK AND FORTH IN CANADA THEN EASY TO COME AND GO BACK AND FORTH IN THE USA. EVEN FOR INDIVIDUALS FROM COUNTRIES STRONGLY SUSPECTED OF SUPPORTING ORGANIZED TERRORISM.

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    Canada’s Immigration Minister, Elinor Caplan, later said IT WAS NOT A SERIOUS OFFENSE TO PRESENT A FALSE PASSPORT TO GAIN ENTRY TO CANADA, noting that many legitimate refugees resort to doing so.

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    TOO BAD FOR WA STATE CITIZENS, THAT GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE AND OUR WA STATE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH, BOTHERING TO READ, OR LEARNING FROM THE HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY.
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    Before September 11th 2001, the U.S. government had a only 350 Border Patrol agents along the entire Canadian border.
    AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH, WASHINGTON AWOKE TO CANADA’S LIBERAL IMMIGRATION POLICY AND THAT ITS LACK OF BORDER ENFORCEMENT WAS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER.
    The policy-makers at the Department of Homeland Security tripled the number of Border Patrol agents assigned to protect our northern flank. We now have in approximately 1,000 agents along our 4,000 mile northern frontier.

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    US Northern Border – U.S. Border Patrol

    www.usborderpatrol.com/Border_Patrol1920.htm

    The 4,000 mile long U.S. / Canadian border has been described as the longest undefended border in the world. Relations with the government of Canada …
    Northern Border, Part 1

    Relations with the government of Canada remain cordial. Canadian citizens can cross into the U.S. at will, traveling and vacationing without an official visa. Even living and working in the U.S. poses little problem for the Canadian citizen; visa requirements are very lenient for our “harmless” brothers and sisters to the north.
    Soon, any American citizen wishing to fly to or from Canada and the United States will be required to present a passport.
    The Canadian border is guarded on its northern side by the Canadian Mounties.
    Anyone familiar with Canadian immigration policy will tell you that Canada is an immigrant haven and one especially desirable for those seeking some form of asylum. Permanent resident status in Canada is easy to obtain even for individuals from countries strongly suspected of supporting organized terrorism.
    FOR INSTANCE, FORMER MONTREAL, CANADA RESIDENT AHMED RESSAM WAS AN ALGERIAN-BORN AL-QAIDA OPERATIVE WHO WAS ARRESTED BY U.S. IMMIGRATION INSPECTORS IN 1999 WHILE HE ATTEMPTING TO BRING A CARLOAD OF EXPLOSIVES INTO THE UNITED STATES.
    His intended target was the Los Angeles International Airport. Ressam was only caught because he attempted to smuggle his explosives through a port-of-entry. Had he been thinking, he would have slipped across the border just a few miles to either side of the port-of-entry and exploited the biggest weakness in all of U.S. homeland security.
    BEFORE SEPTEMBER 11TH 2001, the U.S. government had a only 350 Border Patrol agents along the entire Canadian border.
    AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH, WASHINGTON AWOKE TO CANADA’S LIBERAL IMMIGRATION POLICY AND THAT ITS LACK OF BORDER ENFORCEMENT WAS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER.
    The policy-makers at the Department of Homeland Security tripled the number of Border Patrol agents assigned to protect our northern flank. We now have in approximately 1,000 agents along our 4,000 mile northern frontier.
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    Obama, 1 Day before Paris Massacres: ‘We’ve Contained ISIS’
    www.jewishpress.com › News & Views › Global › Europe
    The Jewish Press
    2 days ago – ISIS murderers threatening Obama in a YouTube video. … The White House bragged about U.S.-led airstrikes freeing an Iraqi city from ISIS rule …
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    AFTER NOVEMBER 13, 2015 PARIS ISIS TERRORIST MASSACRE WITH 129 DEAD AND 352 MUTILATED PEOPLE, FRANCE WOKE UP TO THE EU IMMIGRATION POLICY….. Europe’s migrant policy has been in focus after it emerged that two … “A Syrian ‘refugee’ appears to have been part of the Paris terror attack. THAT ITS LACK OF ENFORCEMENT CAUSED THE DISASTER???

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    Francois Hollande declares France is now at WAR with ISIS
    www.express.co.uk › News › World
    Daily Express
    13 hours ago – FRANCOIS HOLLANDE has told France that it is now at war with Islamic State (ISIS) and has pledged to DESTROY the evil jihadis with a SECOND bombing raid in the space of 24 hours. … The French President dramatic comments follow after the Paris terror attacks on Friday night which …
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    Obama rejects calls for change in anti-ISIL strategy … – Politico
    www.politico.com/story/2015/11/obama-antalya-215924
    Politico
    1 day ago – “What I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of … Obama insisted that the strategy against the terror network needs to be …

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    As governors decry migrants, Obama holds line – CNBC.com
    www.cnbc.com/2015/…/us-states-to-turn-away-syrian-refugees.ht…
    CNBC (update 30 states governors)

    As Governors Decry Migrants, Obama Holds Line » Infowars …
    www.infowars.com/as-governors-decry-migrants-obama-hold…
    Alex Jones
    3 hours ago – State Department said it would not change its plan to accept 10,000 Syrian … Multiple state governors on Monday opposed the relocation of …
    1 hour ago – The State Department said it would not change its plan to accept 10,000 Syrian … Europe’s migrant policy has been in focus after it emerged that two … “A Syrian ‘refugee’ appears to have been part of the Paris terror attack.
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    and the bottom line…
    EVEN AFTER EQUATING AND DOCUMENTING CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICIES, REFUGEES WITH THE ISSUE OF SUCH VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM?
    Gov. Jay Inslee: ‘Washington welcomes those seeking refuge’
    “Inslee releases statement, I STAND FIRMLY WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA who said this morning, ‘We do not close our hearts to these victims of such VIOLENCE AND SOMEHOW START EQUATING THE ISSUE OF REFUGEES WITH THE ISSUE OF TERRORISM.’
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    U.S. Rep. John Katko targets northern border security in his …
    www.syracuse.com/…/us_rep_john_katko_targets_northern_border_secu…
    Jan 22, 2015 – John Katko has authored his first bill in Congress, an effort aimed at beefing up security along the nation’s northern border with Canada. Katko …


  • WOTUS “Water Runs Down Hill”

    WOTUS Water Runs Down Hill
    So, the LAW OF GRAVITY becomes the EPA WOTUS WATER LAW OF THE LAND?

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    I DON’T NEED AN APPLE TO FALL ON MY HEAD TO UNDERSTAND THE GRAVITY OF WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES (WOTUS)

    Last year the administration wrote new definitions that would have subjected all waters (running down hill) within 4,000 feet of a navigable water to EPA review and control.

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    USGS WATER SCIENCE SCHOOL ” water returns to the earth from precipitation falling on the land, where “GRAVITY” either takes it into the ground as infiltration or it begins RUNNING DOWNHILL as surface runoff”

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    USGS WATER SCIENCE SCHOOL “NO MATTER WHERE ON EARTH WATER IS, IT TRIES TO FLOW DOWNHILL”

    (SO DO WETLAND WATERS JUST SEEP DOWNHILL?)

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    The Environmental Protection Agency says ANY BODIES OF WATER near a river, or standing water that can affect waterways will (RUN DOWN HILL AND) fall under federal regulation.

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    NO MATTER WHERE ON EARTH WATER IS, GRAVITY RUNS WATER DOWN HILL

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    Indeed, science has proven that each water basin has its own land area of the water cycle, including its rainfall, its snow melt, recharging the aquifer, surface water, groundwater, rain that is absorbed into the soil RUNS DOWNHILL. Rain that is not absorbed by soil RUNS OFF DOWN THE HILL

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    But how does much of the water get back into the oceans to keep the water cycle going?
    Indeed, the U.S. Geological Survey science tells us that 93 to 97 percent of well water used for domestic or irrigation purposes, RUNS DOWN HILL and is returned to the watershed in the proximity of where it was withdrawn.

    And, ALL precipitation, rain and snow melt do the same, GRAVITY TAKES WATER DOWN HILL as infiltration or surface runoff.

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    The EPA says, the new rule applies to tributaries and ANY BODIES OF WATER (that runs downhill) near rivers that (run down hill and ) “COULD” seep into waterways and “AFFECT THE ENVIRONMENT”
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    PLF UNDERSTANDS THE GRAVITY OF  (WOTUS)

    Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) lawsuit challenges Obama Administration’s new
    “waters of United States” power grab

    WOTUS rule – Pacific Legal Foundation
    https://www.pacificlegal.org/wotus
    Pacific Legal Foundation
    PLF Principal Attorney M. Reed Hopper, who successfully argued the … We will alert you when we file our lawsuit — and keep you posted along the way, as we …
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    Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters A federal court has granted 13 states a stay on the orders while it examines a lawsuit.

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    THE SUIT IN QUESTION WAS FILED BY 13 STATES (ALASKA, ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, COLORADO, IDAHO, MISSOURI, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW MEXICO, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA AND WYOMING),
    which claimed, among other things, that the WOTUS rule is a threat to state sovereignty because it asserts federal jurisdiction over WETLANDS AND WATERS (AND EVEN SOME RELATIVELY DRY LAND)that should be subject to state government control. As a general matter (and as the Supreme Court has recognized) land-use control is generally beyond the scope of federal power. In this case, the district court concluded that the states were likely to succeed on the merits as the EPA had adopted an “exceptionally expansive” view of its own jurisdiction under the CWA. According to the court, the WOTUS rule “allows EPA regulation of waters that do not bear any effect on the ‘chemical physical, and biological integrity’ of any navigable-in-fact water,” and therefore exceeds the limits on federal regulatory authority identified by the Supreme Court in Rapanos.
    The EPA, said it will only honor the injunction in the 13 states that had sued, and will move forward with the rules in the rest of the country.

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    OUR WA State legislators “DID  NOT OBJECT” to WOTUS federal jurisdiction over WETLANDS AND WATERS (AND EVEN SOME RELATIVELY DRY LAND)
    Washington State attorney General “DID NOT” file a law suit against WOTUS on behalf of the citizens of WA State.
    Washington State attorney General “DID” file lawsuits against ONE Superbowl ticket vendor, Arlene’s Flowers, and Hanford.

    A federal court has granted 13 states a stay on the orders while it examines a lawsuit.

    WA STATE IS NOT PART OF THE WOTUS LAWSUIT
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    WA STATE GOVERNMENT IS BOUND BY THE GRAVITY FED TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT of WOTUS federal jurisdiction over WETLANDS AND WATERS.
    Indeed, WA State Dept. of Ecology MUST FIRST ADOPT AND DESIGNATE THE SHORELANDS AND WETLANDS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY BODIES OF WATER, within 4,000 feet of a navigable water, including wetlands near a river, lake, saltwater, or standing water, that (run down hill) can affect waterways (run down hill and) “COULD” affect the environment, that shall fall under the WOTUS Environmental Protection Agency Clean Water Act and become subject to EPA review and control.

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    So, September 2, 2015 WA STATE DEPT. OF ECOLOGY filed the following rulemaking with the Office of the Code Reviser: Rule preproposal
    (using only online public notification?)

    ADOPTION OF DESIGNATIONS OF SHORELANDS AND WETLANDS ASSOCIATED WITH SHORELINES OF THE STATE (WAC 173-22)
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    What’s Up With WOTUS?
    9/3/2015
    Implementation of the Clean Water Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” (usually referred to as the WOTUS rule) was set to become effective on August 28, 2015. Several lawsuits were filed by agricultural groups, among others, requesting a preliminary injunction, or order, to halt the rule’s implementation until lawsuits could be settled. Late in the afternoon on August 27, a District Court judge in North Dakota issued a preliminary injunction stopping the WOTUS rule from going into effect for thirteen states, including Nebraska.
    FOR ALL OTHER STATES WHO DIDN’T HAVE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTIONS ISSUED, THE RULE TOOK EFFECT AS PLANNED ON AUGUST 28, 2015.

    Why were lawsuits filed against the EPA and Army Corp of Engineers (CORP) following release of the final WOTUS rule? Several lawsuits were filed following publication of the final WOTUS rule in the Federal Register.

    Twenty-seven states, along with industries from petroleum to construction, and agricultural groups such as the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Corn Growers Association, and National Pork Producers Council all filed separate lawsuits. These numerous lawsuits have since been consolidated into a single lawsuit that identifies three arguments for vacating the rule.

    The first argument is that the finalized WOTUS rule exceeds the intended purposes of the Clean Water Act and represents an unconstitutional overreach by the federal government on land. Second, the rule-making process is designed to give the public an opportunity to comment on all aspects of a rule. In this case, EPA added items to the final rule that were not in the proposed rule.

    The third, and perhaps most concerning argument, is that the EPA may have inappropriately worked with environmental activists to lobby for the rule and support the agency’s agenda. If true, this represents an abuse of the federal rulemaking process by the EPA.

    What does the temporary injunction mean for Nebraska farmers? It means that, for now, the status quo will be maintained. So current guidance documents and existing regulations for making “jurisdictional determination” will continue to be used by the Corp. New definitions and parameters outlined in the WOTUS rule will not be part of the Corp’s checklist when making these determinations in Nebraska. Jurisdictional determination simply means that the Corp reviews the necessary checklist regarding features of a water body, and possibly conducts an on-site inspection, to make a decision about whether the water body should be under their jurisdiction as “waters of the U.S.”

    The temporary injunction does not halt the rule entirely; it simply postpones implementation of the rule until legal proceedings are completed (which could take months or even years as we saw with the new AFO/CAFO regulations a few years back).

    If the pending lawsuits are not successful, and the WOTUS rule is eventually implemented in Nebraska, it remains to be seen what parts of the rule will remain and which will not. In Nebraska, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.
    Source: Amy Millmier Schmidt, UNL Livestock Bioenvironmental Engineer
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    By Jonathan H. Adler August 28, 2015
    UPDATE: On Friday, the plaintiff states informed the court that the U.S. EPA had announced it would continue to apply the WOTUS rule in states that did not challenge the injunction.

    Late Friday, the district court responded with an order for supplemental briefing on whether the injunction “applies nationally or in a limited geographic area.” Briefs are due on Tuesday, September 1.
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    CALIFORNIA IS NOT PART OF THE LAWSUITS
    California Farmers Claim EPA Water Rules Extend To Dirt Fields
    August 31, 2015 6:22 PM
    SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) — Farmers say federal regulators are going too far and are taking away their water and chipping away at their property rights under a new rule.
    The Environmental Protection Agency says any bodies of water near a river, or standing water that can affect waterways will fall under federal regulation.
    Since the 1980s, the EPA has regulated any water you can navigate through, including rivers and large lakes. But the new Clean Water Act Rule will add smaller bodies of water to the government’s oversight.
    Bruce Blodgett with the San Joaquin Farm Bureau says the new rule would include any standing body of water, and dry land that can potentially hold water.
    “This field is a great example,” he said. “This dirt field would now be ‘waters of the U.S.’ under this proposed rule.”
    The bureau says the new rule allows the government to require farmers to get permits to farm from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
    “We have a lot of fields that are fallow, sitting idle this year, because of the drought,” he said. “That will enable the Corps to come after those lands when they try to bring them back into production next year saying, ‘No, those are now waters of the U.S.’”
    Under the new Clean Water Act rule, the bureau claims any private property with a pond and any farm with an irrigation district is now under federal regulation.
    But the EPA says, that’s not true. It says the new rule applies to tributaries and water near rivers that could seep into waterways and affect the environment . The agency says it’s not going after ponds and won’t interfere with farm irrigation. It says ditches that are not constructed in streams and that flow only when it rains are not covered.
    A federal court has granted 13 states a stay on the orders while it examines a lawsuit. California is not part of the lawsuits, but farmers are watching.


  • Quadrennial Fire Review

    Quadrennial Fire Review

    The QFR is not reviewed or approved by any government entity.

    Social networking will become the most effective means of informing and educating the public about FIRE, as traditional media and informational techniques continue to decline in popularity.

    It was called the fire community’s “CRYSTAL BALL,” by Tom Harbour, Director of Fire and Aviation Management for the USDA Forest Service.[1]

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    References

    The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Donald K. Artley, Contractor  August, 2009 Address by Tom Harbour before the International Association of Fire Chiefs Conference, March 26, 2009 Written by Don Artley, January 2009, in IAFC newsletter, article titled, “Quadrennial Fire Review.”

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    The 2009 Quadrennial Fire Review (QFR) is a publication that examines the future of wildfire in the United States and provides insight and predictions about potential changes in mission, roles and responsibilities.

    It was called the fire community’s “CRYSTAL BALL,” by Tom Harbour, Director of Fire and Aviation Management for the USDA Forest Service.[1]

    The QFR is not a policy or decision document, nor does it contain specific recommendations. Its purpose is to stimulate thought and discussion within the wildfire community about how the nation can best prepare for future wildfire seasons. According to the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the QFR “was designed as a strategic evaluative process that develops an internal assessment of capabilities of current programs and resources in comparison to future needs for fire management.” [2]

    The QFR is published every four years. The first QFR was completed in 2005 and the second published in January 2009 by the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho; and the National Advanced Fire Research Institute in Tucson, Arizona. It is modeled on the Department of Defense’s Quadrennial Defense Review.

    The 2009 QFR was developed by fire experts from federal, state local and tribal organizations, plus assistance from non-governmental organizations and the research and academic communities. The overall effort was coordinated through the Brookings Institution.

    The QFR is not reviewed or approved by any government entity.

    It is meant to be an independent and objective document, free from political or agency influence. The QFR’s projections of future conditions extend to a 10-to-20 year time frame, while the strategies for how to prepare for those future conditions is defined in a four-to-five-year period.

    The QFR looks at trends and makes forecasts about what will need to change within the fire community to deal with future challenges. Among the notable forecasts in the 2009 QFR are:

    • Climate change will produce longer fire seasons, with the potential of 10–12 million acres (40,000–49,000 km2)
    • BURNING IN THE UNITED STATES BY THE YEAR 2014.
    • Also, wildfire will affect more geographic regions than in the past, specifically the Northeast and Great Lakes areas, which generally have been considered at low-risk. Alaska‘s fire vulnerability will increase, as well, as warmer temperatures dry out vegetation.
    • The current drought cycle might last another 25 years, creating more stress on vegetation and contributing to a higher number of fires and more volatile fire behavior.
    • Growth will slow in populated areas prone to wildfire (often called the “wildland-urban interface” or WUI), but they will still be at high risk from wildfires.
    • Fire agency budgets will be strained by increasing demands, rising costs and falling government revenues.
    • The concept of “protecting all communities at all costs” should transition to “fostering self-reliance and increasing resiliency.” The education focus should shift toward more self-reliance and accountability, producing “fire-adapted communities.”
    • Social networking will become the most effective means of informing and educating the public about fire, as traditional media and informational techniques continue to decline in popularity.

    The 2009 QFR also outlines an integrated fuels management plan that would help ensure that fuels treatment investments are tied more closely to land stewardship objectives. It also suggests that small-scale fuels treatments (prescribed burning, mechanical removal of brush, thinning, chemical treatments, and so forth) are not as effective as larger, landscape-scale treatments in terms of ecosystem health.

    The 2005 QFR was prescient. For example, it predicted a significant increase in the number and costs of wildfires, dramatic changes in weather, accelerated WUI growth, and continued fuel build-ups. All of these forecasts proved correct.

    More than 100 people participated in developing the 2009 version of the QFR. The next QFR is scheduled for publication in 2012. Electronic copies of the QFR are available at the NIFC website,[1]

    References

    Address by Tom Harbour before the International Association of Fire Chiefs Conference, March 26, 2009 Written by Don Artley, January 2009, in IAFC newsletter, article titled, “Quadrennial Fire Review.”

    Categories:

    Wildfires in the United States


  • Fish Before People Regardless of Cost

    Fish Before People Regardless of Cost

    The court held that the protection of EVERY ENDANGERED SPECIES is the highest priority of the federal government, REGARDLESS OF THE COST.

    California’s worst drought in 1200 years in pictures – BBC.com

    FARMERS BEFORE FISH?

    The petition was denied on January 12, 2015.

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    Stewart & Jasper Orchards v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Issue: Representing several California farmers, PLF attorneys are challenging the biological opinion (BiOp) by federal agencies used to restrict water deliveries from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in order to protect the Delta smelt, a small fish listed under the Endangered Species Act. In 2012, PLF previously sought Supreme Court review of the case on a Commerce Clause challenge because smelt are in intrastate species, but the High Court denied cert. With a recent adverse ruling at the Ninth Circuit on the biological opinion, it sets up reconsideration of the Supreme Court’s TVA v. Hill decision, relied on by the Ninth Circuit to uphold the smelt BiOp. In TVA v. Hill, the court held that the protection of every endangered species is the highest priority of the federal government, regardless of the cost. The result has been a heavy-handed, top-down bureaucracy that frustrates human interests and species conservation.

    Status: On July 23, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied rehearing before the entire court, leaving an adverse ruling from March in place. PLF attorneys filed a petition for certiorari on September 30, 2014. The petition was denied on January 12, 2015.

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    Complex and contradictory laws, and court decisions, and regulations have made it nearly impossible for water to flow and our communities to grow

    Indeed, a  growing number of communities across the West have become impacted by severe drought conditions,

    Washington State Declares Drought Emergency

    www.huffingtonpost.com/…/washingtondrought-e
    The Huffington Post

    May 15, 2015 – Drought isn’t just a California problem, folks. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency on Friday

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    How complex is this?

    The court held that the protection of EVERY ENDANGERED SPECIES is the highest priority of the federal government, REGARDLESS OF THE COST.

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     As House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy explained, “California is enduring its worst drought in 1,200 years, and a growing number of communities across the West have become impacted by severe drought conditions.”

    This week, the House will consider a bill to address water policies in California and the West:

    Western Water and American Food Security Act (HR 2898)

    • Sponsor: Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) —Bipartisan— “Aims to make more water available to families, farmers, and communities in California and bordering Western states. The dedication of vast quantities of water to protect certain species of fish listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is a significant obstacle hindering water delivery in Central and Southern California. HR 2898 will require federal agencies to use current and reliable data when making regulatory decisions, which in turn will provide more water for communities in need,” according to the bill sponsor. The bill will also provide federal regulators with direction and flexibility to capture water during periods of greater precipitation, which can be used to increase California’s water supplies dramatically. (Read bill text)

     


  • HB 5480 AKA Weather Modification

    House Bill 5480 GeoEngineering

    Defining and limiting the use of GeoEngineering in the state

    AMEND THE TITLE  “HOUSE BILL 5480 WEATHER MODIFICATION”

    STICK TO THE DOCUMENTED HISTORY  OF WHAT HB 5480 REALLY IS. THE 70 YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC TITLE, TERMINOLOGY AND ACTIVITY

    IDENTIFIED AS “WEATHER MODIFICATION”

    That includes GLOBALLY UNREGULATED,  UNRESTRICTED  and UNLIMITED SILVER IODIDE CLOUDSEEDING .

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     WE THE PEOPLE SHOULD BE REQUESTING, Defining and limiting the use of SILVER IODIDE FOR WEATHER MODIFICATION AND CLOUD SEEDING AKA… GeoEngineering in the state

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    STICK TO THE SCIENCE?

    SILVER IODIDE IS A CHEMICAL COMPOUND. Its chemical formula is AgI. It contains silver in its +1 oxidation state. It also contains iodide ions.

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    While commenting and asking questions, we have been instructed

    Please be polite, and professional, and try to avoid using the word “Chemtrails” – stick to the science. GeoEngineering, Climate Engineering, SRM (Solar Radiation Management). Ask them what YOU can do to help them get this bill signed into law.

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    IF WE ARE TO EFFECTIVELY FIGHT IN THE BATTLE TO EXPOSE AND HALT CLIMATE ENGINEERING, WE MUST STAND ON SOLID FACTS AND VERIFIABLE DATA, NOT OPINIONS, SPUN HEADLINES, AND ADOPTED IDEOLOGY.

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    The climate confusion they are creating with geoengineering is buying them time to continue their preparations. Global geoengineering can create intense temporary ground level (a very shallow layer of cold) cool-downs, but at what cost? Total disruption of global weather systems, derailing of the hydrological cycle, complete shredding of the ozone layer, worsening of the overall planetary warming, and irreparable contamination of the entire planet.

    Read the full text here

    Engineered Winter, The Deception Of The US Population …

    www.geoengineeringwatch.org/engineered-winter-the-deception-of-the-…

    Jan 8, 2015 – In the US Air Force 1995 document: “Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025″ … Programme in Weather Modification” http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/documents/19680002906_1968002906.pdf.

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    STICK TO THE FACTS WEATHER MODIFICATION AND CLOUD SEEDING ARE

    GLOBALLY UNREGULATED, UNRESTRICTED AMOUNTS OF SILVER IODIDE PARTICLES  ARE BEING DUMPED ON PEOPLE, BY CHINA, FRANCE, U.S.A. and private business?

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    STICK TO THE FACTS

    SILVER IODIDE IS A CHEMICAL COMPOUND FOR SALE ON LINE.

    Silver Iodide, Silver Iodide Suppliers and Manufacturers at …

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    STICK TO THE FACTS

    CLOUD SEEDING, THE BEST WEATHER MONEY CAN BUY?

    The New Normal GLOBALLY “UNREGULATED?UNRESTRICTED? Cloud seeding is now considered a mainstream tool”

    … It has become a TRADITION in Beijing  China to seed the clouds before public …

    CHINA’S CUNNING MULTIMILLION-POUND PLAN TO MANIPULATE THE WEATHER?

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    WHAT  CAN I DO TO HELP THEM GET THIS BILL SIGNED INTO LAW?

    RESEARCH, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT AND DISSEMINATE.

    (post it on my website)

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    Behind My Back | U.S. Weather Modification Nov. 1966

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/04/…/u-s-weathermodification-nov-1966…

    Apr 19, 2015 – 1966 WEATHER MODIFICATION ICAS Report No. … HERE —> http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/documents/19680002906_1968002906.

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    Behind My Back | GLOBAL WEATHER MODIFICATION

    www.behindmyback.org/category/global-weathermodification/

    Apr 22, 2015 – US Climate Change Study Explores Weather Modification …. John E. Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a security think tank in Alexandria, Va.

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    WHAT CAN ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE Karen L. MacBeth  AND James N. McLaughlin

    DO TO GET THIS HOUSE BILL 5480  SIGNED?

    Answering their phone would be a good start

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    Karen L. MacBeth

    Chairperson of the House Committee on Oversight

    75 Newell Drive, Cumberland RI 02864

    email: rep-macbeth@rilin.state.ri.us

    Phone: 401-333-5398

    How can I help?

    I called 9:37am Fri. May 29, 2015

    SORRY? NO ONE IS AVAILABLE TO TAKE YOUR CALL PLEASE CALL AGAIN. dial tone

    Answering their phone would be a good start

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    James N. McLaughlin

    15 Garden Street, Cumberland RI 02864

    email: rep-mclaughlin@rilin.state.ri.us

    Phone: 401-333-4946

    How can I help?

    I called 9:38am Fri. May 29, 2015

    ONE RING… NO ANSWER.. NO MESSAGE.. no nada..

    Answering their phone would be a good start

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    WHAT  CAN I DO TO GET HOUSE BILL 5480  SIGNED INTO LAW?

    Hmmm… I called them for more information?

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    HOUSE BILL 5480 GEOENGINEERING

    RESEARCH, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT….

    The science of making rain is relatively settled. CHINA FAMOUSLY USED CLOUD SEEDING TO PREVENT RAIN IN BEIJING DURING THE 2008 SUMMER OLYMPICS, and routinely uses cloud seeding before other holidays. Cloud seeding has been used for decades in the American West as a means of extracting more rainfall for parched areas. The biggest study to date on the effectiveness of cloud seeding determined that it increased precipitation by 5 to 15 percent.

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    Cloudseeding is a relatively well-known practice that involves Silver iodide a chemical compound. It’s chemical formula is AgI. It contains silver in its +1 oxidation state. It also contains iodide ions.

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    THE BEST WEATHER MONEY CAN BUY?

    China plans to halt rain for Olympics – LA Times

    www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-rain31jan31-story.html

    Los Angeles Times

    Nov 11, 2014 – Cloudseeding is a relatively well-known practice that involves … to the Beijing Olympics,

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    How Beijing used rockets to keep opening ceremony dry …

    www.independent.co.uk/…/olympics/how-beijing-used-…

    The Independent

    Aug 11, 2008 – China’s cunning multimillion-pound plan to manipulate the Olympic … It has become a tradition in Beijing to seed the clouds before public …

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    FRANCE

    The PRIVATE CLOUD SEEDING service, which costs about $150,000 and is currently only offered in France,London luxury travel company Oliver’s Travels   promises to clear up cloudy skies with a little help from atmospheric science.

    The company will “pop” clouds prior to your big day through a process more commonly known as cloud seeding.

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    MOUNT SHASTA U.S.A.

    Mount Shasta to address cloud seeding, plant ban – Redding

    www.redding.com/…/mountshasta-to-addres…

    Redding Record Searchlight

    Jul 15, 2010 – Mount Shasta’s City Council is set today to approve its written stance against a landmark ordinance banning bottling plants and cloud seeding …

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    UNRESTRICTED SALE

    Silver Iodide, Silver Iodide Suppliers and Manufacturers at …

    www.alibaba.com › Chemicals › iodid

    107 Results – Silver Iodide, Buy Various High Quality Silver Iodide Products from Global Silver Iodide Suppliers and Silver Iodide Manufacturers at Alibaba.com.

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    the bottom line

    House Bill 5480 GeoEngineering

    The Chairperson of the House Committee on Oversight, Representative Karen L Macbeth & Representative James N. McLaughlin have introduced a bill relating to the health and safety of GeoEngineering (defining and limiting the use of GeoEngineering in the state).

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    WE THE PEOPLE SHOULD BE submitting an amendment to the title

    “House Bill 5480 Weather Modification”

    WE THE PEOPLE SHOULD BE REQUESTING, Defining and limiting the use of SILVER IODIDE FOR WEATHER MODIFICATION AND CLOUD SEEDING AKA… GeoEngineering in the state

    “WE HAVE HAD OVER 70 YEARS OF “UNREGULATED? UNRESTRICTED WEATHER MODIFYING CLOUD SEEDING ACTIVITY ALL OVER THE WORLD.”

    THE BEST WEATHER MONEY CAN BUY?

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    PLEASE Take a moment to let them know the gravity of this issue. This can become a precedent setting bill. The health of every living person and organism is at stake. They have asked to be emailed or contacted with comments and concerns. THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO TELL THEM WHAT YOU THINK!

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    NEVER BELIEVE WHAT YOU THINK.

    RESEARCH, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT AND DISSEMINATE.

    FACTS ARE TROUBLESOME THINGS.

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    Please be polite, and professional, and try to avoid using the word “Chemtrails” – stick to the science. GeoEngineering, Climate Engineering, SRM (Solar Radiation Management). Ask them what YOU can do to help them get this bill signed into law.

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    keep reading for more documented details

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    FRANCE (full text) THE BEST WEATHER MONEY CAN BUY?

    Cloud Seeding Guarantees Perfect Wedding Weather

    By Bethany Hubbard | March 9, 2015 4:36 pm

    Outdoor weddings are inherently unpredictable. But now even weather can be pre-arranged, for a price.

    London luxury travel company Oliver’s Travels is guaranteeing couples a sunny day for their nuptials courtesy of their Cloud Bursting service. The company will “pop” clouds prior to your big day through a process more commonly known as cloud seeding. The service, which costs about $150,000 and is currently only offered in France, promises to clear up cloudy skies with a little help from atmospheric science.

    Silver Lining

    Here’s how it works. Oliver’s Travels employs a meteorologist to study the selected venue’s weather patterns for a week leading up to the wedding day. Then, over the 24 hours preceding the event, a pilot is dispatched to dissipate potential rainclouds by sprinkling silver iodide particles nearby. Silver iodide, in turn, speeds up the condensation process necessary for rainfall.

    The silver iodide particles attract moisture within the clouds, which then gathers and condenses into ice crystals. Eventually, this condensed moisture rains down, melting as it hits warmer temperatures – essentially draining the cloud of any potential downpours.

    Rain Science

    The science of making rain is relatively settled. China famously used cloud seeding to prevent rain in Beijing during the 2008 Summer Olympics, and routinely uses cloud seeding before other holidays. Cloud seeding has been used for decades in the American West as a means of extracting more rainfall for parched areas. The biggest study to date on the effectiveness of cloud seeding determined that it increased precipitation by 5 to 15 percent.

    The ethics of such weather modification are slightly murkier, however, raising questions of who owns the rain. In one such case, Slutsky vs. City of New York, a country club owner claimed the city’s efforts to induce rain to alleviate drought were ruining his business. Private rain-making efforts, such as those of Oliver’s Travels, are even more complicated, since they aren’t dictated by utilities and local governments but rather consumers. Presently the only restriction the company puts on the service is that it not occur within 30 miles of any airport.

    The New Normal

    “Cloud seeding is now considered a mainstream tool,” says Natasja Rasmussen, head of customer experience at Oliver’s Travels. “New technology provides much more reliable results, meaning we can guarantee the perfect day.”

    The company puts a 100% guarantee on the clear skies provided by the service, excepting any natural disasters such as hurricanes. But they haven’t yet secured any bookings for the service since debuting it earlier this year.

    “The high price means it’s not an option for some couples, but we’ll be excited to see the first booking,” Rasmussen says. “We have had interest from all over the world.”

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    House Bill 5480 GeoEngineering

    The Chairperson of the House Committee on Oversight, Representative Karen L Macbeth & Representative James N. McLaughlin have introduced a bill relating to the health and safety of GeoEngineering (defining and limiting the use of GeoEngineering in the state).

    “WE HAVE HAD OVER 70 YEARS OF “UNREGULATED? UNRESTRICTED WEATHER MODIFYING CLOUD SEEDING ACTIVITY ALL OVER THE WORLD.”

    THE BEST WEATHER MONEY CAN BUY?

    PLEASE Take a moment to let them know the gravity of this issue. This can become a precedent setting bill. The health of every living person and organism is at stake. They have asked to be emailed or contacted with comments and concerns. THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO TELL THEM WHAT YOU THINK!

    RESEARCH, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT AND DISSEMINATE.

    Please be polite, and professional, and try to avoid using the word “Chemtrails” – stick to the science. GeoEngineering, Climate Engineering, SRM (Solar Radiation Management). Ask them what YOU can do to help them get this bill signed into law.

     


  • Past and Present Drought in WA State

    History of Droughts in Washington State

    An interesting read on WA State DROUGHT PLANS

    BEFORE THE INSTREAM FLOW RULES.

    History of Droughts in Washington State_1977.pdf  A 43 page document

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    PRESENT DROUGHT PLANS FOR CITIZENS IN WA STATE?

    AFTER THE INSTREAM FLOW RULES?

    May 24, 2015  The WA statewide drought emergency PLAN?.

    Hmmm…  LAWMAKERS have yet to act on DOE’s request for $9.6 million in drought relief funds. The request came in late March, weeks after legislators began putting together spending plans.

    UPDATE: WHAT’S THE HOLDUP ON THE $9.6 MILLION IN DROUGHT RELIEF FUNDS?

    What’s the problem?

    WATER FOR CITIZENS IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR…

    IT’S A VALUE JUDGMENT

    At a drought committee meeting Monday, Honeyford reminded Stanford that he had been willing to embrace Stanford’s drought preparation bill in exchange for the House approving legislation to let the city of Lynden draw water from the Nooksack River in Whatcom County.

    Tribes and environmental groups oppose the bill, which passed the Senate.

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    THE “CITIZENS  REVIEW” OF ECOLOGY’S DROUGHT PLANS IN WA STATE?

    What YOU can expect at a COMMUNITY DROUGHT FORUM?

    This  Report by Lois Krafsky-Perry
    for Citizen Review
    Posted Saturday, May 23, 2015

    Sequim/Dungeness community listens to drought concerns

    IT’S A MUST READ

    http://citizenreviewonline.org/sequimdungeness-community-listens-to-drought-concerns/

    CITIZENS REVIEW  is an online  resource for disseminating critical information to keep citizens informed

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    AS PROVIDED ABOVE BY LOIS…

    We the people have partners too….

    My website, behindmyback.org,  is dedicated to investigating, researching, documenting, UPDATING and disseminating critical information to help keep American citizens informed by posting and reporting things they don’t know. This is just one chapter in the book of revelations by Pearl Revere.

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     A 43 page document History of Droughts in Washington State_1977.pdf

    MEDIA Drought alert Sun., Feb. 6, 1977  

    WOW! THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Dear Reader: On February 16, 1977, Governor Dixy Lee Ray established the “Governor’s … drought occurrences in the State of Washington since 1900. Various.

    OCR Text

    Northwest Officials ponder energy outlook By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Some nfflntnla HUn n*a« nn n_.. «-L. nn«<m.»». .i~-i_i_n.. M .-. THE DAILY NEWS—21 Angeles, Wash., Sun., Feb. 6, 1977

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nervous government weather- watchers are mobilizing for battle should a Pacific Northwest drought short-circuit electric power and whither crops this spring. Homeowners may be asked — or forced — to reduce their electrical use. During Christmas, Seattle City Light asked its 370,000 customers not to use outdoor decorative lighting. Further sacrifices may be around the corner if a serious drought occurs.

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    MEDIA COVERAGE?   2015 WA STATE DROUGHT?  

    NOT SO MUCH..

    CAPITAL PRESS  Published:  

    Their full media report is  here

    Washington’s late reaction to drought revives legislation …

    www.capitalpress.com/Washington/…/washingtons-late-react

    Capital Press May 14, 2015 – A House bill to revise how the state prepares for a drought sank in the Senate, but may resurface in the special session.

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    Ecology’s  current drought report is sort of an interesting reading.

    Last revised: May 22, 2015

    Washington Drought 2015 | Washington State Department …

    www.ecy.wa.gov/drought/

    3 days ago – Washington State Weekly Drought Update – Office of Washington State … Current Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) % of Normal – View Map …

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    And more history…. a response from Ecology

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Marti, Jeff (ECY)

    To: pearl hewett

    Sent: Friday, May 22, 2015 5:23 PM

    Subject: RE: History of Droughts in Washington State

    Pearl, good sleuthing.   1977 was indeed a bad drought year, which triggered the (still ongoing) Yakima water rights adjudication.

    Here’s a couple more reports that you might find interesting.

    Jeff

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    Jeff Marti

    Water Resources Program

    360-407-6627

    jeff.marti@ecy.wa.gov

    2005 Drought Response Report to the Legislature

    www.ecy.wa.gov/biblio/0611001.html

    • 2005 Drought Response Report to the Legislature … While it is generally viewed as a climate anomaly, in fact drought is the dry part of the normal climate cycle.

    Drought Response 2001: Report to the Legislature

    www.ecy.wa.gov/biblio/0111017.html

    Author(s), Curt Hart. Description, This legislative report outlines how the state agencies responsible for managing Washington’s emergency drought activities .

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    History of Droughts in Washington State 1900 to 1977 etc…

    Title History of Droughts in Washington State
    Publication Type Report
    Year of Publication 1977
    Authors Staff, GAHEWEC
    Keywords climate, droughts, environment, historic, history, washington, water
    Title History of Droughts in Washington State
    Publication Type Report
    Year of Publication 1977
    Authors Staff, GAHEWEC
    Keywords climate, droughts, environment, historic, history, washington, water

     



  • WA Drought Tribes Fish and Water

    INFLUENCE ON WA STATE ECOLOGYS (DOE) DROUGHT RESPONSE?

    The chain of circumstantial evidence…..

    1. ALL 24 Water Resource Inventory Areas (WRIA’s)  IN WA STATE THAT HAVE BEEN “DECLARED AS DROUGHT EMERGENCY” Have a SALMON RECOVERY PLAN.

    2. 1998 MOU ECOLOGY WILL SERVE AS THE …. COORDINATION BETWEEN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND SALMON RECOVERY:

    3.  DROUGHT LAWS and Rules. Chapter 43.83B RCW – Water Supply Facilities. Law which gives THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY AUTHORITY TO RESPOND TO A DROUGHT …

    4.RCW 43.83B.410  DROUGHT CONDITIONS — Withdrawals and diversions — Orders, authority granted.

    5. Upon the issuance of an order under RCW 43.83B.405, THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY IS EMPOWERED …..

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    RCW 43.83B.410  DROUGHT CONDITIONS

    The department of ECOLOGY may issue such withdrawal authorization WHEN, AFTER INVESTIGATION AND AFTER PROVIDING APPROPRIATE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL BODIES AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT

    Just asking?

    IS CLALLAM COUNTY GOVERNMENT AN “APPROPRIATE” LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL BODY?

    WAS CLALLAM COUNTY GOVERNMENT  GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT?
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    RCW 43.83B.405

    Drought conditions — Withdrawals and diversions — Orders, procedure.

    (1) Whenever it appears to the department of ecology that a drought condition either exists or is forecast to occur within the state or portions thereof, the department of ecology is authorized to issue orders, pursuant to rules previously adopted, to implement the powers as set forth in RCW 43.83B.410 through 43.83B.420.

    THE DEPARTMENT SHALL, IMMEDIATELY UPON THE ISSUANCE OF AN ORDER UNDER THIS SECTION, CAUSE SAID ORDER TO BE PUBLISHED IN NEWSPAPERS OF GENERAL CIRCULATION IN THE AREAS OF THE STATE TO WHICH THE ORDER RELATES.

    PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF AN ORDER, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL (A) CONSULT WITH AND OBTAIN THE VIEWS OF THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT ENTITIES IDENTIFIED IN THE DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN periodically revised by the department pursuant to RCW 43.83B.410(4), and (b) obtain the written approval of the governor. Orders issued under this section shall be deemed orders for the purposes of chapter 34.05 RCW.

    (2) Any order issued under subsection (1) of this section shall contain a termination date for the order. The termination date shall be not later than one calendar year from the date the order is issued. Although the department may, with the written approval of the governor, change the termination date by amending the order, no such amendment or series of amendments may have the effect of extending its termination to a date which is later than two calendar years after the issuance of the order.

    (3) The provisions of subsection (2) of this section do not preclude the issuance of more than one order under subsection (1) of this section for different areas of the state or sequentially for the same area as the need arises for such an order or orders.

    [1989 c 171 § 2.] Notes:     Severability — 1989 c 171: See note following RCW 43.83B.400

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    RCW 43.83B.410  DROUGHT CONDITIONS — Withdrawals and diversions — Orders, authority granted.

    Upon the issuance of an order under RCW 43.83B.405, THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY IS EMPOWERED TO:

    (1)(a) Authorize emergency withdrawal of public surface and ground waters, including dead storage within reservoirs, on a temporary basis AND AUTHORIZE ASSOCIATED PHYSICAL WORKS WHICH MAY BE EITHER TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT. The termination date for the authority to make such an emergency withdrawal may not be later than the termination date of the order issued under RCW 43.83B.405 under which the power to authorize the withdrawal is established.

    The department of ECOLOGY may issue such withdrawal authorization when, after investigation and after providing appropriate FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL BODIES AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT, the following are found:

    (i) The waters proposed for withdrawal are to be used for a beneficial use involving a previously established activity or purpose;

    (ii) The previously established activity or purpose was furnished water through rights applicable to the use of a public body of water that cannot be exercised due to the lack of water arising from natural drought conditions; and

    (iii) THE PROPOSED WITHDRAWAL WILL NOT REDUCE FLOWS OR LEVELS BELOW ESSENTIAL MINIMUMS NECESSARY (A) TO ASSURE THE MAINTENANCE OF FISHERIES REQUIREMENTS, AND (B) TO PROTECT FEDERAL AND STATE INTERESTS INCLUDING, AMONG OTHERS, POWER GENERATION, NAVIGATION, AND EXISTING WATER RIGHTS;

    (b) All withdrawal authorizations issued under this section SHALL CONTAIN PROVISIONS THAT ALLOW FOR TERMINATION OF WITHDRAWALS, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, WHENEVER WITHDRAWALS WILL CONFLICT WITH FLOWS AND LEVELS as provided in (a)(iii) of this subsection. Domestic and irrigation uses of public surface and ground waters shall be given priority in determining “beneficial uses.” As to water withdrawal and associated works authorized under this subsection, the requirements of chapter 43.21C RCW and public bidding requirements as otherwise provided by law are waived and inapplicable. All state and local agencies with authority to issue permits or other authorizations for such works shall, to the extent possible, expedite the processing of the permits or authorizations in keeping with the emergency nature of the requests and shall provide a decision to the applicant within fifteen calendar days of the date of application. All state departments or other agencies having jurisdiction over state or other public lands, if such lands are necessary to effectuate the withdrawal authorizations issued under this subsection, shall provide short-term easements or other appropriate property interest upon the payment of the fair market value. This mandate shall not apply to any lands of the state that are reserved for a special purpose or use that cannot properly be carried out if the property interest were conveyed;

    (2) Approve a temporary change in purpose, place of use, or point of diversion, consistent with existing state policy allowing transfer or lease of waters between willing parties, as provided for in RCW 90.03.380, 90.03.390, and 90.44.100.

    HOWEVER, COMPLIANCE WITH ANY REQUIREMENTS OF (A) NOTICE OF NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION OF THESE SECTIONS OR (B) THE STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT, CHAPTER 43.21C RCW, IS NOT REQUIRED WHEN SUCH CHANGES ARE NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO DROUGHT CONDITIONS AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY.

    An approval of a temporary change of a water right as authorized under this subsection is not admissible as evidence in either supporting or contesting the validity of water claims in State of Washington, Department of Ecology v. Acquavella, Yakima county superior court number 77-2-01484-5 or any similar proceeding where the existence of a water right is at issue.

    (3) Employ additional persons for specified terms of time, consistent with the term of a drought condition, as are necessary to ensure the successful performance of the activities associated with implementing the emergency drought program of this chapter.

    (4) Revise the drought contingency plan previously developed by the department; and

    (5) Acquire needed emergency drought-related equipment.

    [1989 c 171 § 3.]

    Notes: Severability — 1989 c 171: See note following RCW 43.83B.400

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    When Jeff  Marti, Drought Coordinator for DOE (360-407-6627). was asked, how much influence do TRIBES have in the drought decision-making process.

    He said, “Absolutely none”!

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    The chain of circumstantial evidence…..

    That’s like asking  how much influence did the TRIBES have on the Boldt decision?

    And, how much influence did the TRIBES have on the removal of the Elwha River Dams?

    And, how much influence did the TRIBES have on the 1998: SALMON RECOVERY PLAN?

    And, how much influence did the TRIBES have on the instreamflow?

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    Washington State’s Salmon Recovery Network (online report)

    15 YEARS AGO, THE STATE OF WASHINGTON AND THE 29 TREATY TRIBES, CO-MANAGERS OF THE SALMON RESOURCE, SUPPORTED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW REGIONAL SALMON RECOVERY ORGANIZATIONS TO GUIDE LOCALLY-DRIVEN SALMON RECOVERY.

    Most certainly, the tribes and the fish have much to do with ECOLOGY’S WA States Drought Response.

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    1998: WA STATE SALMON RECOVERY PLANNING

    Memorandum of Understanding – ESHB 2514 and ESHB 2496

    www.ecy.wa.gov/Watershed/misc/MOU.html

    Memorandum of Understanding for the Coordinated Implementation of Chapter 247, … Laws of 1998: Salmon Recovery Planning (Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2496) By … For watershed management planning, ECOLOGY WILL SERVE AS THE …. COORDINATION BETWEEN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND SALMON RECOVERY:.

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    Washington State’s Salmon Recovery Network (cont.)

    Our success is a result of salmon recovery being implemented by local jurisdictions, conservation districts, TRIBAL NATIONS, REGIONAL FISHERIES ENHANCEMENT GROUPS, STATE AND FEDERAL PROGRAMS, AND DOZENS OF LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS relying on the volunteer hours of thousands of Washington citizens across the state.

    The benefits to all of Washington’s citizens are clear: cleaner water, less flooding, more productive farmland, improved bridges and roads, healthier forests and rivers and shorelines, more productive wildlife habitat, and improved opportunities for sustainable fishing and outdoor recreation.

    THIS WORK ENABLES US TO HONOR OUR COMMITMENT TO TRIBAL TREATY FISHING RIGHTS.

    Together, our efforts form a network for salmon recovery across our state, rebuilding and strengthening our fish, water, and land resources today to maintain what we love about the Pacific Northwest into the future.

    TOGETHER, WE ARE BUILDING THE FUTURE WE WANT FOR OUR CHILDREN.

    Read more for details about the Network

    http://www.stateofsalmon.wa.gov/

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    WHO’S BUILDING THE WATER FUTURE THAT CITIZENS WANT FOR THEIR CHILDREN?

    THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, social context, socialtural context, or milieu, refers to THE IMMEDIATE PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL SETTING IN WHICH PEOPLE LIVE OR IN WHICH SOMETHING HAPPENS OR DEVELOPS. It includes the culture that the individual was educated or lives in, and the people and institutions with whom they interact.

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    THE NUTS AND THE BOLDT’S OF IT?

    NO MORE FISH BEFORE PEOPLE.

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    UPON THE ISSUANCE OF AN ORDER UNDER RCW 43.83B.405, THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY IS EMPOWERED


  • Part (1) Who’s Planning Our Future?

    Part (1) Who’s Planning Our Future?

    NOT ONE SINGLE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES OF AMERICAN CITIZENS?

    http://openspacepugetsound.org/people-partners

    PEOPLE INVOLVED IN ROSS?  American Citizens? Not so much

    Who’s Paying for ROSS? American taxpayers, pretty much

    Where are they doing ROSS?  From Washington DC to Washington State

    APPOINTED GOVERNMENT INVOLVED IN ROSS? Up to their  eyeballs

    WHO’S INVESTING IN THE GREEN FUTURES MARKET?

    NON GOVERNMENT TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS?

    SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS?

    GLOBAL INVOLVEMENT? WATER INVOLVED? NATURAL RESOURCES?

    WHO’S 100-YEAR PLAN FOR  GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE?

    WHO’S REGIONAL PLAN TO ADVANCE GREEN URBANISM?

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    Part (1) Who’s Planning Our Future?

    NOT ONE SINGLE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE OF “WE THE PEOPLE”

    MENTIONED IN THE ROSS PLAN?

    Read it and weep.Of the People? By the People? For the People?

    Draw your own conclusions, Good? Bad? Ugly? Outrageous?

    http://openspacepugetsound.org/people-partners

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    WHO IS ROSS?

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    PEOPLE INVOLVED

    ROSS Project Team

    Nancy Rottle, ROSS Co-Director

    Director, Green Futures Research + Design Lab, University of Washington

    Nancy is a registered landscape architect with over fifteen years of leadership roles in professional practice and eight years teaching at the University of Washington. She has a wide range of practice experience including large scale GIS-based planning and has won numerous awards for research, planning and design. In 2005 she co-directed Open Space Seattle 2100, a planning process to develop a 100-year plan for Seattle’s green infrastructure.

    The University of Washington’s Green Futures Research + Design Lab is the organizational home to the ROSS.

    John Owen, ROSS Co-Director

    AIA, Partner, Makers Architecture, Planning and Urban Design

    John’s experience in urban design, regional and statewide planning spans decades. in that time he has helped the State prepare a new WAC for the Shoreline Management Act, and worked with the Puget Sound Regional Council to develop environmental management in addition to implementing numerous urban design strategies. In addition to his work at Makers, John provides leadership on the Watershed Open Space Strategies work of the ROSS

    Jeff Raker, ROSS Senior Planner

    Jeff has ten years of expertise in regional growth, transportation, and economic development planning. He has provided technical analysis; decision support; and policy development guidance on issues ranging from smart growth in rural areas and transit-oriented development to workforce development and “social capital” initiatives to improve access to cultural organizations. His Masters in Urban & Regional Planning from University of Greenwich & Saxion Universities of Applied Sciences explored the role of regional planning in advancing Green Urbanism. Jeff has led the development and coordination of the ROSS for the past three years

    Ginger Daniel, ROSS Planner – Regional Initiatives

    Ginger has over fifteen years of experience working for governments and non-governmental advocacy organizations to advance large-scale social and environmental change on international, national and local levels. With a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington, she also brings green infrastructure planning and design expertise with a focus on social equity. Ginger oversees the ROSS’ open space services approach, regional task forces and communications work.

    Steve Whitney, ROSS Leadership

    As a Program Officer with the Bullitt Foundation, Steve focuses on the protection of natural capital and associated ecosystem services in the major metropolitan regions of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Prior to joining the Foundation, he spent fourteen years with The Wilderness Society first as director of its National Parks Program in Washington D.C., and later as Northwest Regional Director and Deputy Vice President. Under his direction, the Bullitt Foundation had been an anchor funder for the ROSS.

    Sue Abbott, ROSS Leadership

    Sue has worked with the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation (RTCA) program for over 20 years. Her work specializes in building coalitions and partnerships, designing public outreach strategies, facilitation, organizational development, community visioning, resource assessment, plan development and environmental education and stewardship. The National Park Service generously provides technical assistance to the ROSS project.

    Executive Committee

    Executive Committee Chair

    • Ron Sims, Puget Sound Partnership, Executive Committee

    Committee Members

    • Dave  Somers , Snohomish County, Councilmember
    • Elizabeth Babcock, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Natural Resource Specialist
    • Steve Whitney, The Bullitt Foundation, Program Officer
    • Michael Linde, National Park Service, RTCA Program Manager
    • Ron Shultz, Washington State Conservation Commission, Director of Policy
    • Barb Chamberlain, Bicycle Alliance of Washington, Executive Director
    • Kelly Mann, Urban Land Institute Northwest, Executive Director
    • Howard Frumkin, University of Washington School of Public Health, Dean
    • Kaleen Cottingham, Washington Recreation & Conservation Office, Director
    • Thatcher Bailey, Seattle Parks Foundation, Executive Director
    • Marc Daily, Puget Sound Partnership, Deputy Director
    • Jennifer Eberlien, United States Forest Service, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Forest Supervisor
    • Charlotte Garrido, Kitsap County, County Commissioner
    • Cynthia Welti, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, Executive Director
    • Joanna Grist, Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition, Executive Director
    • Joe Kane, Washington Association of Land Trusts, Vice President (Executive Director, Nisqually Land Trust)
    • Paul Kundtz, The Trust for Public Land, Washington State Director
    • Christie TRUE, King County Department of Natural Resources &Parks, Director
    • Dennis Canty, American Farmland Trust, Pacific Northwest Regional Director
    • Gene Duvernoy, Forterra, President
    • Brian Boyle, UW School of Forest Resources, NW Environmental Forum Leader
    • Terry Williams, Tulalip Tribes, Fisheries & Natural Resources Commissioner
    • Josh Baldi, WA Department of Ecology, Special Assistant to Director
    • David Fleming, Public Health Seattle-King County, Director
    • Ken Konigsmark, , Rural Resident & Conservation Specialist
    • Andrew Hayes, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Alternate to Peter Goldmark
    • Ryan Dicks, Pierce County, Alternate to Pat McCarthy
    • Lisa Dulude, Snohomish County, Office of Energy & Sustainability
    • Tracy Stanton, Earth Economics, Policy Director & Program Leader

    Technical Advisory Committees (TACs)

    Role: Work Sessions & Targeted Strategy Development for Preliminary Comprehensive Strategy.

    Ecosystems Technical Advisory Committee

    Committee Co-Leads

    • Bob  Feurstenberg, King County, Co-lead
    • Critter Thompson, Independent, Co-lead

    Committee Members

    • George Blomberg, Port of Seattle
    • Gordon Bradley, University of Washington, School of Forest Resources
    • Taylor Carroll, Forterra
    • Dave Cook, Geoengineers
    • Nicole Faghin, Faghin Consulting
    • Keith Folkerts, Kitsap County Natural Resources Division
    • Abby Hook, Hook Knauer LLP
    • Peter Hummel, Anchor QEA
    • Mark Isaacson, King County Water and Land Resources Division
    • Gino Luchetti, King County Department of Natural Resources
    • Tom Murdoch, Adopt-a-Street Foundation
    • Susan O’Neil, Puget Sound Partnership
    • Doug Osterman, Puget Sound Partnership
    • James Rasmussen, Duwmamish River Cleanup Coalition
    • Elaine Somers, USEPA Region 10
    • Kari Stiles, Puget Sound Partnership
    • Jennifer  Thomas, Parametrix
    • Chris  Townsend, Puget Sound Partnership

    Rural and Resource Lands Technical Advisory Committee

    Committee Co-Leads

    • Lauren  Smith, King County Executive’s Office, Co-lead
    • Skip  Swenson, Forterra, Co-lead

    Committee Members

    • Melissa Campbell, PCC Farmland Trust
    • Ryan Dicks, Pierce County
    • Mary Embleton, Cascade Harvest Coalition
    • Leif Fixen, Snohomish Conservation District
    • Joy Garitone, Kistap Conservation District
    • Brock Howell, Futurewise
    • Joe Kane, Nisqually Land Trust
    • Kirk Kirkland, Pierce County Open Space Taskforce
    • Joan Lee, King County Rural and Regional Services Section
    • Bobbi Lindemulder, Snohomish Conservation District
    • Doug McClelland, Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Mountains to Sound Greenway
    • Jay Mirro, King Conservation District
    • Linda  Neunzig, Snohomish County Agricultural Services
    • Rene Skaggs, Pierce Conservation District
    • Sandra Staples-Bortner, Great Peninsula Conservancy
    • Dan Stonington, Northwest Natural Resource Group

    Recreation and Trails Technical Advisory Committee

    Committee Co-Leads

    • Jennifer  Knauer, Hook Knauer LLP, Co-lead
    • Amy  Shumann, Public Health – Seattle + King County, Co-lead

    Committee Members

      • Kevin Brown, King County Parks Division
      • Karen Daubert, Washington Trails Association
      • Martha Droge, National Park Service Pacific West Region
      • Jessica Emerson, King County DNRP
      • Robert Foxworthy, King County DNRP
      • Deborah Hinchey, University of Washington School for Public Health
      • John  Hoey, Trust for Public Land
      • Amalia Leighton, SVR Design
      • Ian  Macek, Washington Department of Transportation
      • Josh Miller, Bicycle Alliance of Washington
      • Jane  Moore, Washington Coalition of Promoting Physical Activity
      • Thomas O’Keefe, American Whitewater
      • Dennis Oost, Kitsap County
      • Chris Overdorf, Elm
      • Lisa  Quinn, Feet First
      • Kimberly Scrivner, Puget Sound Regional Council
      • Tom Teigen, Snohomish County Parks and Recreation
      • Diane Wiatr, City of Tacoma
      • Don Willot, North Kitsap Trails Association
      • James Yap, Snohomish County Parks and Recreation

    Urban and Community Technical Advisory Committee

    Committee Co-Leads Chair

    • Ben Bakkenta, Puget Sound Regional Council, Co-lead
    • Joe  Tovar, TovarPlanning, Co-lead

    Committee Members

    • Gordon  Bradley, University of Washington School of Envirionment and Forest Resources
    • Vicky Clarke, Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council
    • Dan Dewald, City of Bellevue
    • Leif Fixen, Snohomish Conservation District
    • Eric Hanson, Port of Seattle
    • Gwendolyn High, Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition
    • John  Hoey, Trust for Public Land
    • Mark  Hoppen, Snohomish Health District
    • Amalia Leighton, SVR Design
    • Joshua Monaghan, King County Conservation District
    • Chip Nevins, City of Seattle Parks Division
    • Rocky Piro, Puget Sound Regional Council
    • Andrea Platt-Dwyer, Seattle Tilth
    • Lauren  Smith, King County Executive’s Office
    • Sean Sykes, NAIOP Sustainable Development Committee
    • Chris Townsend, Puget Sound Partnership
    • Tim  Trohimovich, Futurewise
    • Alison VanGorp, Forterra
    • Julie West, Seattle and King County Public Health

    Regional Challenges Task Forces

    Climate Change Mitigation + Adaptation

    Task Force Chair

    • Rachel Gregg, EcoAdapt

    Task Force Members

    • Paul Fleming, Seattle Public Utilities
    • Hilary Franz, Futurewise
    • Bob Freitag, UW Institute of Hazards Mitigation Planning and Research
    • Lara Hansen, EcoAdapt
    • Lyn Keenan, GeoEngineers
    • Meade Krosby, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group
    • Keith Maw, Independent
    • Eileen Quigley, Climate Solutions
    • Jeff Rice, Puget Sound Institute
    • Nancy Rottle, University of Washington, Green Futures Research and Design Lab
    • Amy Snover, UW Climate Impacts Group
    • Tracy Stanton, Earth Economics
    • Jill Sterett, Sterett Consulting, LLC

    Biodiversity

    Task Force Co-chairs

    • Fred Koontz, Woodland Park Zoo, Co-chair
    • Abby Hook, Hook Knauer, Co-chair

    Task Force Members

    • Kitty Craig, The Wilderness Society
    • Keith Folkerts, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
    • Josh Lawler, University of Washington
    • Lorna Smith, Western Wildlife Outreach
    • Kari Stiles, Puget Sound Partnership
    • Jennifer van der Hoof, King County
    • Jen Watkins, Conservation NW
    • Cynthia Wilkerson, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

    Human Health

    • Brian Saelens, Seattle Childrens Research Institute, Co-Chair
    • Leann Andrews, University of Washington, Coordinator

    Task Force Members

    • Kathleen Wolf, UW School of Environmental & Forest Sciences Co-Chair
    • Branden Born, UW Department of Urban Design & Planning
    • Andrew Dannenberg, UW Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
    • Barbara Wright, Public Health Seattle-King County

    Social Equity

    • Richard Gelb, King County Department of Natural Resources, Co-chair
    • Ginger Daniel, Regional Open Space Strategy, Staff Coordinator

    Contributors to date

    • Steve Hamai, Seattle Public Utilities,  Contributor
    • Rashad Morris, The Bullitt Foundation,  Contributor
    • Skye Schell, Forterra,  Contributor
    • Ben Bakenta, Puget Sound Regional Council,  Contributor

    Economic Development

    • Jeff Raker, Regional Open Space Strategy, Staff Coordinator

    Contributors to date

    • Henry Izumizaki, The Russelll Family Foundation, Contributor
    • Ken Konigsmark,  Contributor
    • Sarah Lee, Puget Sound Regional Council, Contributor
    • Doug Peters, WA Department of Commerce,  Contributor
    • Vikram Sahney, REI,  Contributor
    • Jason Thibideau, Puget Sound Regional Council,  Contributor

    Ecosystem Services and Regional Prioritization

    Committee Chair

    • Tracy Stanton, USFS Urban Waters Partnership, Committee Chair

    Committee Members

    • Dale Blahna, US Forest Service
    • Josh Baldi, WA Department of Ecology
    • David Batker, Earth Economics
    • Fletcher Beaudoin, PSU Institute for Sustainable Solutions & Cascadia Ecosystem Partnership
    • Mark Buckley, ECONorthwest
    • Ginger Daniel, Regional Open Space Strategy
    • Brent Davies, EcoTrust
    • Tom DeLuca, University of Washington
    • Zach Ferdana, The Nature Conservancy
    • Ricahrd Gelb, King County Department of Natural Resources
    • Anne Guerry, University of Washington
    • Kevin Halsey, EcoMetrix Solutions
    • William Labiosa, US Geological Survey
    • Josh Lawler, University of Washington
    • Sara O’Brien, Willamette Partnership
    • Jeff Raker, Regional Open Space Strategy
    • Scott Redman, Puget Sound Partnership
    • Elaine Somers, US Environmental Protection Agency – Region 10
    • Stephanie Suter, Puget Sound Partnership
    • Paula Swedeen, Swedeen Consulting
    • Brian Walsh, Puget Sound Partnership

    Governance and Finance

    Committee Listing, Coming Soon

    Puyallup-White Watershed Advisory Group

    • Leslie Ann Rose, Citizens for a Healthy Bay
    • Jennifer Arnold, Bonneville Environmental Foundation
    • Bryan Bowden, National Park Service
    • Dennis Canty, American Farmland Trust
    • Ryan Dicks, Pierce County Dept. of Sustainability
    • Kimberly Freeman, Pierce County
    • John Garner, Metro Parks & PC Biodiversity Network
    • Andrew  Hayes, Washington Department of Natural Resources
    • Colin Hume, WA Department of Ecology
    • Tom Kantz, Pierce County Surface Water Management
    • Kirk; Kirkland, Forever Green Council
    • Krystal Kyer, Tahoma Audubon
    • Russ; Ladley, Puyallup Tribe
    • Teresa Lewis, Pierce County
    • Ryan Mello, Pierce Conservation District
    • Jane Moore, Forever Green Council
    • Tristan Peter-Contesse, Puget Sound Partnership
    • Jordan Rash, Forterra
    • Lorin Reinelt, King Co. River & Floodplain Mgmt.
    • Dave Seabrook, Puyallup River Watershed Coalition
    • Marianne Seifert, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Dept.
    • Lisa Spurrier, Pierce County Watershed Services
    • Jeffrey; Thomas, Puyallup Tribe
    • Michelle Tirhi, Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
    • Robert Warren, Bonneville Environmental Foundation
    • Sarah Wilcox, Pierce Conservation District