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Agencies to conduct ‘broad’ environmental review of proposed coal export facility By Scott Rasmussen Journal Editor

State and federal regulators announced today that the environmental impacts of what would be the largest coal export facility on the West Coast will undergo a large-scale review that extends well beyond the site of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point. In a joint press release issued Wednesday, July 31, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington state Department of Ecology and Whatcom County said that the scope of the GPT environmental impact state will include “direct effects

at the site and evaluate a broad range of indirect and cumulative impacts likely to occur within and beyond Washington.” The three agencies together are producing the EIS for the controversial GPT project, which, at full capacity, could process and export up to 48 million tons of coal bound for Asian markets a year. In addition to a detailed study of increased rail-cargo near Bellingham and Ferndale, as well as in other areas of the state, the EIS will include as assessment of environmental risks from an increase in shipping traffic in the state’s inland waters and through

the San Juans. An additional 18 deepdraft “Capesize” cargo ships are expected to arrive or depart from the terminal each week, according to Ecology. A “draft” of the final EIS is expected to be complete in two years. The decision to broaden the scope of the project’s environmental impacts drew praise from local environmental advocates. “We are pleased to see that the Gateway Pacific Scoping Report included issues that are critical to islanders including marine traffic, human health, green house gasses, and the cumulative impacts of regional coal exports,” said Stephanie Buffum, executive director of Friends of the San Juans. “We appreciate the leadership of Department of Ecology and the governor for look-

ing at the long-term health and environmental impacts associated with this project.” State Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, applauded the scope of the EIS as well. “This is exactly the decision we have been seeking for several years now since we wrote the first comment letter on this subject,” Ranker said.”There are significant questions regarding this project and by the time this study is concluded we should have a much greater understanding of the long- and shortterm impacts of all aspects of this terminal. If approved, the $650 million Gateway Terminal would be the largest bulk export facility on the West Coast, perhaps in the nation. At full capacity, it would be capable of exporting up to 54 million metric tons of coal and other commodities a year from the plant that Pacific International

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Former County Commissioner Rhea Miller warns against environmental hazards posed by the coal export facility at Cherry Point at an EIS scoping meeting in Friday Harbor in early November. Terminals, a subsidiary of SSA Marine, which operates an export terminal at the Port of Seattle, and others worldwide, is seeking to build at Cherry Point, just north of Bellingham.

While the Corps of Engineers must follow the National Environmental Policy Act in conducting its part of the joint environmental review, Whatcom See COAL, page 8

Increase for dump operations By Steve Wehrly Journal Reporter

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Lopez voters will be asked to approve a .13 percent increase in the local property tax to partially fund operations of the Lopez dump in

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2014, a proposition that will be on the November, 2013, general election ballot. The tax will raise a total of about $115,000, taking the levy from 9.7 cents per $1,000 of valuation to 11 cents per $1,000. Under the state constitution, solid waste disposal districts (there are four in Washington, two of which are in San Juan County) must seek voter approval every year for tax levies.

Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District Board Member Sandy Bishop said the district will try to change state law so annual levy propositions are not required. Bishop pointed out that the more successful the district is in reducing waste and increasing recycling and reuse, the less money the district earns from handling trash, necessitating the small tax increase this year.

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Community Calendar Weds, aug 7 Sports: Business League Golf, Build your own DREAM TEAM and play a fun nine-hole competition after work at Lopez Island Golf Course. Members: $5; Non-members $15. Registration 5 p.m. Tee off 5:30 p.m. Contact Esa Turunen for more information at 468-3603 or esa. turunen62@gmail.com.

aug 7&8 Sports: Kayak Land Navigation Class, 6 - 9 p.m., LIFRC office. Learn to safely negotiate local waters with Colin, owner of Cascadia Kayak. Ages: 12 to Adult  Fee: $45  Pre-Registration required  thru LIFRC 468-4117 or  www.lifrc.org. sports: Kids in Kayak Class, 1 - 4 p.m., Odlin

Park. Ages:8-12 Fee: $70. Pre-Registration required  thru LIFRC 468-4117 or  www.lifrc.org

sat, aug 10 art: Group show, Shades of Blue for Summer, 5 - 7 p.m., Chimera Gallery in the Lopez Plaza. Artists’ reception with refreshments and exciting new work. Show runs August 10 through September 13. Gallery open every day in August, every day except Tuesday in Sept. For more information, www.chimeragallery.com. dance: Annual Hoedemaker Barn Dance, 8 p.m., Hoedemaker Farm. All ages are welcome.

sports: Kayak Navigation Class, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hands-on experience navigating the waters of the San Juan Islands with Colin Doherty, onwer Cascadia Kayak. Prerequisite: Class room Navigation class or instructor’s permission. Ages: 15 to adult Fee: $65 Pre-Registration required thru LIFRC 468-4117 or  www.lifrc. org.

sun, aug 11 music: Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, 5 p.m., Lopez Center. Tickets $25 for adults, $10 for ages18 and under, at Farmers’ Market OICMF

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weds, aug 14 potluck: August potluck, 6:30 p.m., Saturday Market grounds. Bring a dish to share and your own table settings and drinks.  It will be a purely social event to celebrate our wonderful weather. sat, aug 24 hike: Railroad Grade Hike, off hwy 20, Mt Baker ­-Leader, Chris Coiley. Do you know what a lateral moraine is? Well, the answer contributed to the Railroad Grade name. In this case it is a

smooth ascending grade at the very edge of the retreated Easton Glacier on Mt. Baker. All this is set in up close views of Mt. Baker surrounded by meadows, wildflowers and marmots. This is a an all day event with a moderately strenuous hike of eight miles round trip. Check out local guide books or the web for more information. For sign up and car pool arrangements contact Chris at 468-4090.

Sat, ongoing market: Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Market is next to the Community Center. Runs until Sept. 14.

News briefs Changes to ferry fares approved New, across-the-board ferry-fare increases will go into effect this fall as a result of action taken by Washington State Transpor tation Commission following a final hearing July 30. The commission adopted the new fares to ensure the

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state meets the ferry-farerevenue target set by the Legislature in the recently enacted 2013 - 2015 transportation budget. The commission’s action is based on recommendations from Washington State Ferries, members of the citizen-based Ferry Advisory Committee on Tariffs, responses from public outreach meetings and email comments. Detailed information on the proposal, including fare tables, is available on the commission’s website: www. wstc.wa.gov.

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The across-the-board, general fare increases: • 2 percent increase on passenger fares and 3 percent increase on vehicle fares • 2 percent increase on passenger fares and 2.5 percent increase on vehicle fares on May 1, 2014 • 2.5 percent increase on Anacortes-Sidney vehicle and passenger fares on May 1, 2014 • Adds a round trip fare option for travelers to and from Friday Harbor and Sidney, B.C. • Completes implementation of a three-phase plan

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that was started in 2011, providing reduced fares for smaller vehicles. In this final phase, the vehicle fare for cars less than 14 feet will be charged 70 percent of the vehicle fare charged for standard vehicles (14 feet to less than 22 feet). • Eliminates the motorcycle oversize surcharge. Vehicles that currently pay the motorcycle oversize surcharge will pay either the under-14-feet-vehicle fare or the motorcycle fare depending on their size. • Increases the youth discount from the current 20 percent off the full fare, to 50 percent off the full fare. Based on comments heard during the public outreach process, the commission incorporated some changes: • Aligned the new 50 percent off “youth fare” with the 50 percent off “senior/ disabled fare” – different rounding assumptions in the proposal had resulted in a slight variance in the initial proposal.

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•Kept one-way fare options on the San Juan Islands to Sidney route. Under the original proposal, the one-way fares would have been eliminated.

Campfires banned in all state parks — until further notice

Washington State Parks announced today that campfires in all state parks will be prohibited until further notice to help prevent human-caused wildfires during the hot, dry season on both sides of the Cascade Mountains. Campers will be allowed to use devices that allow for control of combustion, including propane and liquid gas stoves appropriate for camping and backcountry use; propane barbecue devices that do not use solid briquettes; propane or pressurized white gas warming devices that have a shield or base; and solid fuel citronella or other candles in a metal bucket or glass container. In prescribing the ban on campfires, Washington State Parks is following the lead of the Department of Natural Resources, which Tuesday notified the public of a ban on all outdoor burning on lands protected by DNR. That agency has fire protection responsibility on approximately 50 percent of state park lands. The State

Parks ban on open fires and campfires in all state parks is intended to minimize public confusion and cooperate in DNR’s effort to prevent wildfires. DNR has said that significant demands are being placed upon fire suppression resources from regional and statewide firefighting efforts. Wildfires are often ignited by lightning, but most fires are caused by human activities, including carelessly tended outdoor fires.

Deputies bring kayaker to safety A Sheriff’s Marine Patrol boat responded to the area of Henry Island and brought a kayaker to safety on July 24 around 3 p.m. The kayaker had been taken by the strong currents and trapped in a tight area at the base of a bluff and was unable to escape to open water. Two other kayakers from the group had been picked up by a passing vessel, which stood by while the rescue was completed The experience and teamwork of the deputies on board brought a safe resolution to the incident. The waters of the Puget Sound are known for their swift and changing currents and the low temperatures possibly making this a lifesaving rescue, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

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Native oysters making a local comeback Contributed photo

Left: Juvenile Olympia oysters just a few months old stuck on an old oyster shell.

Kwiaht researchers have relocated over 200 mature native Olympia oysters from Fidalgo Bay in Anacortes to Fisherman Bay as the first stage of state-approved recovery of this ecologically important and tasty bivalve in San Juan County. The transplants are the offspring of oysters collected on Lopez over a decade ago by the Puget Sound Restoration Fund, spawned out in the Lummi Indian Nation shellfish hatchery, and seeded in Fidalgo Bay as a habitat restoration project of the Skagit County Marine Resources Committee. Meanwhile, wild Olympia oysters disappeared from the San Juan Islands. Coordinating the return of Olympia oysters were Kwiaht’s Russel Barsh and Dr. Paul Dinnel, a Shannon Point Marine Center biologist and a member of the SCMRC, who was instrumental in the Fidalgo Bay oyster

restoration program. Dinnel says that, unlike the widespread, larger Pacific oyster, introduced in our waters in the 1920s, the Olympia is a “brooding” species. Instead of releasing their eggs into the sea to spend weeks adrift in the plankton, females hold onto their eggs and offspring until they are nearly ready to settle down and grow to adulthood. Larval Olympia oysters settle close to their parents to form extensive beds or “reefs” that also offer shelter to juvenile herring, smelt, crab and shrimp. “Native oyster reefs were once a key element of the structure and ecology of bays throughout the Salish Sea,” Barsh says. “But they have been missing from the islands for almost century.” He believes that the loss of oyster reefs may have been as detrimental to forage fish populations as declines in eelgrass.

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In the mid- to late-19th century, boatloads of oysters were shipped from the south Sound to San Francisco, where they earned the moniker “Olympia.” Sawmills, dredging and over-exploitation nearly extirpated native oysters from the Salish Sea a century ago. Recovery efforts began in the 1990s and are closely regulated by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife, which is anxious to preserve what remains of oysters’ genetic diversity and health.

Larval oysters from the new Fisherman Bay bed should settle within Fisherman Bay, Dinnel says. Setting out mesh bags filled with some clean dry Pacific oyster shells on tidelands should help capture any offspring over the next few summers, and technical

assistance is available from Kwiaht. Lopez High School students will be engaged to help monitor the recovery of oysters in the bay. Barsh notes that even the mature Olympia oysters are too small to harvest legally in Washington,

but he adds “Native oysters are delicious, firmer and richer than Pacific oysters, and perhaps someday the Fisherman Bay population will be abundant and clean enough to be enjoyed again, sustainably, by islanders.”

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pleated garments and lampshade bonnets, modeled by daughters Gwendalynn and Gloryanna, captured the Trashion-Fashion spirit to a tee. Trashion – the art of creating a fabulous garment, accessor y, or wearable sculpture from recycled or repurposed materials – promotes the value of recycling in an entertaining way. Last year’s event, a first on Lopez, lured some twentyseven “Trashionistas” onto the Lopez Center runway. Among the over-the-top creations: Pamela Maresten’s prize-winning gown and matching headdress made of brown paper packing material and Jerry-the-vet’s scrubs sewn from Purina cat food bags. Audience members still talk about the energetic runway performance by the “Vital Signs,” a team from the Lopez Clinic wearing creatively accessorized party dresses sewn from paper bed sheets. As for the kinetic headgear sported by the “Free Wheeling” Anderson clan – well, you had to have been there. This year’s Trashion event will take place at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, August 18 (the day after the SkatePark exhibition) at Lopez Center. In keeping with the recycling theme, the hall will once again be decked out with extravagantly funky décor borrowed from the Take-It-Or-Leave-It. A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception will follow the show. Tickets are available at Paper Scissors on the Rock, Lopez Bookshop, Blossom Grocer y, and

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organizers suggest getting tickets early, as there will be many visitors on the island that weekend. Meanwhile, Britney Westervelt is pondering her daughters’ 2013 Trashion ensembles. “Probably another paperfolding process and lots of leftover plastic garment bags,” she laughs, “…and lots of pouffing, again.”

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Thomas Eliot Ashe passed away peacefully on July 20, 2013. He had been in declining health for some years as a result of radiation treatment for Hodgkin’s disease at age 20. Tom was born in Seattle on July 16, 1966 in the middle of a lightning storm. At age three he moved to California. At 12 he helped build the family sailboat Kismet, and he and his Grandma Bee (Callahan) laminated all the deck beams. Tom moved to Lopez at 14 and lived with his

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a great love for the outdoors: back packing, camping, skiing, water skiing and generally keeping up with his two “Big” brothers. Tom (or Tommy as some people still fondly call him) is survived by his father Dave Ashe of Lake Almanor, Calif.., mother Jackie Ashe of Lopez Island, Wash., brother Chris Ashe of Bellevue, Wash., brother Rick Ashe of Martinez, Calif., and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles nieces and nephews.

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lutheran ChurCh in the san juans. Join us Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in Center Church on Davis Bay Road. Also in Friday Harbor at 11:00 a.m. in St. David’s and in Eastsound at 1:15 p.m. in Emmanuel. Pastor Anne Hall, 468-3025. QuaKer Worship group Meetings will be Sundays at 10 a.m. at the home of Ron Metcalf, 6363 Fisherman Bay Road. Children’s program. Everyone welcome. Phone 468-2129. Email: lopezfriends@gmail.com st. FranCis CatholiC ChurCh Come worship with us at Center Church on Davis Bay Rd. We welcome you to join us for Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Call 378-2910 for Mass times on San Juan and Orcas Islands.

Editor and co-founder Reese partners with a different co-editor for each issue. In the introduction to the Summer 2013 issue, Jeremiah O’Hagan, co-editor with Reese for prose, writes about stories being “the currency of human consciousness. As long as we keep telling them, we’ll keep evolving. As long as we keep listening, we’ll keep learning. As long as we keep learning, we’ll keep experiencing small miracles, forever and ever.” O’Hagan is a staff reporter for a small-town weekly newspaper in Washington State and has an MFA with a concentration in non-fiction. About the poetry in the issue, co-editor for poetry Tom Aslin says: “Some of our best poetry is easily approachable and strives to be poetry that has an emotional honesty or truth about it. The poems in this issue move toward a kind of transparency, have some truth about them, and as such possess an integrity that should be valued.” Aslin and Gary Thompson a San Juan Islander, have served as poetry co-editors for the past two issues. Thompson taught in the creative writing program at California State University for over 25 years and has four collections of poetry. A northwest native, Aslin studied with the late Richard Hugo, and has published a chapbook and a full-length collection which was a finalist for a Washington State Book See Shark reef, page 8

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The 10th Annual Concours d’ Elegance is Aug. 10. Unique car lovers should have their engines revved up and ready to meet up at the school around 10:30 to 11 a.m. Cars will depart the school around noon and drive north on Center Road to the confluence of Ferry and Fisherman Bay Roads and then head into the village. The car “parade” will take two trips around the village core then head south on Fisherman Bay Road to Helen Cosgrove’s place for a picnic lunch. Tex Gieling, shown right, instigated the event in 2004 and Cosgrove has helped with organizing the show each year. Cosgrove said that the event has grown from 15 cars during the first year to 46 cars last year. This year’s 10th anniversary also coincides with Geiling’s 90th birthday. “It’s fun to see different kinds of cars and it’s cool to have some regulars who come every year,” Cosgrove said. Contact Helen for info at 468-4116 or 468-3624.

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SEPA the EIS should include an examination of impacts on “earth, air, water, plants and animals, energy and natural resources, environmental health, land and shoreline use, transportation, and public services and utilities.” Supporters of the project claim the extent of the EIS is unprecedented and that it could discourage companies from investing in future projects that bring economic benefits to the state and its citizens. “This expanded review casts doubt on Washington state’s ability to invest in any major port infrastructure projects,” said John McLaurin, president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. “Trade is a driver for our economy, and for our ports and waterfronts and now is not the time to undermine our opportunities to expand trade.” More than 125,000 comments were submitted during a series of EIS “scoping” meetings conducted at various parts of the state by the three regulatory agencies, including one on San Juan Island, in which a standing-room-only crowd packed Friday Harbor High School’s Hall Gym.

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