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Gaythia Weis
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Lived in Bellingham WA
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*Fire at an oil and gas wastewater injection facility near the Greeley Colorado airport.

http://www.9news.com/story/news/local/2015/04/17/possible-lightning-strike-sparks-oil-tank-fire/25950779/
Firefighters have contained a blaze at the site of an oil and gas wastewater injection site near the Greeley airport. The fire began when lightning struck a water storage tank. The water contained traces of hydrocarbons, which ignited.
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Residents fear worsening pollution as existing power plant has increased smog over city.
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Only legal way to show dissent: Get lung cancer and or emphysema... die.
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Police agencies across the country have put their officers in harm’s way by using lead-polluted shooting ranges and by not educating them about safe practices.
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Oil Trains Under Seattle

The trains travel through a mile-long tunnel that is unlit and unventilated and runs under downtown Seattle.  It was built in 1904.

"BNSF, however, insists the tunnel is safe."

See also: http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2015/04/03/seattle-oil-train-regulations/25237619/

"City officials are [were] voicing concern ahead of [last] Monday's Mariners season opener at Safeco Field. Train tracks run next to the stadium and under its retractable roof."

"O'Brien points to 14 BNSF incidents in the last three months that added up to 700 separate violations of state regulations about transporting hazardous material, including oil. He says, although they were not major violations, they show disregard for following rules."

http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2015/04/07/seattle-fire-chief-says-oil-trains-pose-significant-threat/25438069/
Lawmakers are demanding rail safety upgrades to protect people from oil train explosions.
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 “Big train, small fire departments" - no foam.     http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/04/11/4234514_sen-cantwell-hears-from-whatcom.html 
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EPA Halts New Uses Of Pesticides Linked To Bee Decline

"The Environmental Protection Agency is drawing fire from all sides after it announced restrictions on any new uses of neonicotinoid pesticides, chemicals linked to a decline in bee populations."

See also: http://cen.acs.org/articles/93/web/2015/04/EPA-Halts-New-Uses-Pesticides.html

Letter from EPA to manufacturers: http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-04/documents/neonicotinoid-new-use.pdf
 
Agency dials back the use dangerous systemic #pesticides - #pollinators #bees #biodiversity   http://ow.ly/L9E2y
Agency says it won't permit any new uses until pollinator safety studies are done By Bob Berwyn *More Summit Voice stories on pesticides and honey bees here FRISCO — Under persistent pressure from ...
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Let's make things better by not allowing more than the same levels of poisons that caused the bee population crash? Come on Obama. Be Obama or stop saying you are Obama.
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Oil firm invested billions of pounds in clean and low-carbon energy in the 80s and 90s but later abandoned meaningful efforts to move away from fossil fuels and locked away the research
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Vancouver, BC Oil Spill Cleanup

"On Wednesday afternoon, an estimated 2,800 litres of toxic bunker fuel oil was released from a grain-carrying cargo tanker anchored in the middle of Burrard Inlet."

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/04/english-bay-oil-spill-clean-up/
Sign-up to volunteer for English Bay oil spill clean-up
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The thing that gets to me most is, that this very incident proves we are not currently, and maybe will not be, able to withstand increased piping or shipping. I feel really angry with the clark and robertson for their showing so angry. They have actively ignored the activists concerns.
They are correct that it should not be entirely a municipal thing, yet their level of anger reads as hypocritical to me.
I am real well versed in the political scene, of Vancouver, that could be some of my confusion.
I agree with Salish Sea.
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True wherever democratic processes make this possible!

Via +Michael Beckett  
"Register to vote or the people you disagree with will be sure to outvote you..."
 
The General Election is right around the corner and if you want to be able to vote you must register by April 20th. Make sure you have your say in the future of the country! http://bit.ly/16u7v9m
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Washington State  winter snowpack at only 22 percent of normal

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/04/08/4230066_winter-snowpack-at-only-22-percent.html?rh=1
Snow that replenishes Washington's reservoirs set a record low for April, setting the stage for reduced water supplies and perhaps more devastating wildfires this year.
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Where is all the water going? It can't disappear. Is it going into the ocean?

Well, regardless, is it not possible to purify ocean water and make it useable? Using wind and solar energy perhaps which are both abundant at the beaches.
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" Air in the backyards of residents near Ohio fracking sites contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons at levels that could pose increased cancer risk"

Research source: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es506095e?source=cen

http://cen.acs.org/articles/93/web/2015/04/Fracking-Activities-Pollute-Nearby-Air.html
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Pollution, Pollution, 
use a gas mask and a veil.
then you can breathe, 'long as you don't inhale
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Analytical Chemist
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I'm a chemist with a background in groundwater geochemistry, semiconductor industry quality assurance, Auger Electron Microscopy, and environmental monitoring.

My current passions are science policy, risk analysis and water resources.



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