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Grizzly Bear Restoration in the North Cascades - July 19, 2017

The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been working for years to restore sustainable populations of grizzly bears, listed a threatened under the Endangered Species Act, to selected habitats in the U.S. Without active restoration, biologists believe grizzlies will disappear from the North Cascades Ecosystem. This show tells that story. Joe Scott, International Programs Director with Conservation Northwest has spent 20 yrs. working on restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades. Skagit resident Tim Manns spent 34 yrs. with the National Park Service, 10 of those years in Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. Both men have camped and hiked in backcountry wilderness areas for decades. Joe Scott and Tim Manns join Ginny Wolff in this show to talk about why they believe we should restore grizzlies to sustainable populations, what that means, and why do it in Washington. They discuss reservations and fears people have about restoring grizzlies to our public lands, and how this topic is sparking controversy about how our public lands are managed.

On Wednesday, July 19th, 6 - 8 pm, a free program on grizzly bear restoration and county supremacy actions against our federal lands is offered; Padilla Bay Interpretive Center, 10441 Bayview-Edison Road, Mount Vernon. Sponsored by: Indivisible Skagit, Skagit Audubon, Protect Skagit, Conservation Northwest, National Parks Conservation Association.

For more information on Grizzly Bear restoration in the North Cascades see: http://westernwildlife.org/update-north-cascades-grizzly-bear-restoration-eis-public-process-from-nps-and-usfws/

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Anti-transgender initiative defeated and Grist about environment - July 12, 2017

Join host jim justice as she speaks with Brady Walkinshaw about the successful No on I-1552, the Anti-Transgender Initiative. Brady was the campaign's co-chair for the successful Washington Won't Discriminate campaign and the Chair of all the campaign's finance efforts. The campaign was successful in keeping this initiative off the ballot! Find out who all was involved in this push back on hate and discrimination.

Brady Walkinshaw is also CEO at the non-profit online magazine http://grist.org/, that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999. Grist's taglines are "Gloom and doom with a sense of humor" and "A beacon in the smog". Find out about their work and fight for local and national environmental justice and how that impacts our lives.

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Indivisible Skagit and the Environment Sub-Group - May 3, 2017

When former congressional staffers wrote the Indivisible Guide to resist the Trump agenda, it helped fill a bleak void following the November election. With specific, practical recommendations for action, the guide went online in December 2016, went viral, and has inspired almost 6,000 Indivisible groups to form nationwide.

The Skagit Indivisible group is comprised of over 700 Facebook members with varying interests, as reflected in several sub-groups. Julia Hurd interviews Brenda Cunningham and Peggy Ratermann, Co-Chairs of the Skagit Indivisible Environment sub-group. They talk about their experiences with the Indivisible movement, how the environment sub-group is organized and its current focus, which includes local and national issues.

https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

indivisibleskagit@gmail.com

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IS LOGGING THE FUTURE OF BLANCHARD FOREST'S CORE? - January 18, 2017

After decades of effort and following a hard won, successful agreement, will this precious forest become a permanent reserve and recreation area or will it be logged? 2017 is the crucial year. Julia Hurd talks with Skagit County Commissioner Lisa Janicki, Skagit Land Trust Executive Director, Molly Doran, and Conservation Northwest Executive Director, Mitch Freedman, who describe the forest's significance, historical efforts to preserve it, conservation and funding issues, and what citizens can do now.

"It would be a shame to see 10 years of successful partnership end due to a simple lack of funding from the Legislature." - Lisa Janicki

http://www.skagitlandtrust.org/pages/takeaction.aspx
http://www.conservationnw.org/what-we-do/forests/blanchard-mountain

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Skagit Watershed Council - January 11, 2017

This week on Speak Up Speak Out Radio, Jodie Buller talks with Richard Brocksmith, Executive Director the Skagit Watershed Council; A Community Partnership for Salmon, which is an "umbrella organization" of community stakeholders, about their ongoing efforts to restore habitat for fish in the Skagit watershed.
The Skagit river system is home to all five native species of wild pacific salmon, as well as steelhead and trout. Richard talks about SWC's "watershed-wide" approach to conservation and restoration, outlines projects underway with the 37 SWC partners, and shares details about their new #OurSkagit campaign, to connect with the community about what makes Skagit so special. There are a few days left in the Seasons of Skagit Fall Photo Contest - submission deadline is January 15th, via their website and Facebook.

http://www.skagitwatershed.org/
https://www.facebook.com/ourskagit/?fref=ts

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Shut It Down and Fossil Fuel Project Update - January 4, 2017

In the first half of this show, Ginny talks with Emily Johnston and Ken Ward, two of the activists who shut off valves in pipelines carrying tar sands from Alberta, B.C. to the U.S. in a direct action on Oct. 11, 2016. The activists discuss their motives, the action itself, the charges they face, and their defense. The trial for Ken Ward, who shut off a valve in Skagit County, is scheduled to start Jan. 30.

Part 2 is a conversation with Alex Ramel, the Field Director for the Extreme Oil Campaign with Stand.earth, formerly Forest Ethics, about fossil fuel transport projects in our local and regional area. Alex recaps successes in 2016, projects that remains in the permitting process, and challenges ahead with the incoming fossil fuel-friendly Trump administration. He makes a plea for continued citizen engagement supporting a carbon pricing law. Finally he suggests a big-picture approach toward fighting these huge infrastructure projects when faced with an atmosphere in D.C. hostile towards addressing climate change.

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Forty Years of Nurturing Sustainable Growth - November 30, 2016

The Methow Valley Citizens Council has been advocating for sensible, sustainable growth in the Methow Valley for forty years and it has paid off - helping to preserve this pristine valley and its environment for all inhabitants, now and for generations to come. Julia Hurd spoke with Maggie Coon and Brian de Place, Founder / Chair of the Board and Director, about the MVCC's role, history and accomplishments in shaping this special place.

In a 25 year battle, one of MVCC's signature accomplishments was averting the location of a large-scale downhill ski resort that could have accommodated 10,000 people a day in valley with 3,500 residents. Today the valley is known as a world-class outdoor recreation destination, and maintains its environmental integrity along with a viable economy. MVCC recognized the grandeur of this valley, continues to watch-dog and fight for it, and has nurtured a culture around it.

http://www.mvcitizens.org/blog/

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Honoring The Centennial Of Our National Parks - August 3, 2016
A Love of the Wild, With or Without Us

Honoring the centennial of the National Park Service, award-winning author Terry Tempest Williams spoke in Bellingham about her latest book, "The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks". Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, it is a meditation and manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America. "We are here because of love. A love of the wild, a love that is wild, wilderness, wildness, with or without us."

Listen to portions of Ms. Williams presentation on June 15th, sponsored by Village Books, North Cascades Institute and the Mount Baker Theater.

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Author Dave Anderson on "Spill" - July 20, 2016

A book about an oil spill would usually not be considered "light" reading, but today's interview with David Anderson about his book "Spill, A Story of Oil and Orcas in the Salish Sea" features such a book. Alarmed by plans to triple the capacity of the Kinder Morgan pipeline in British Columbia (thereby greatly increasing tanker transport of tar sands through the Salish Sea), and hoping to write a novel people would want to read, Whidbey Island resident Dave Anderson has created an action-packed tale about a relatively small oil spill in the San Juan Islands. Dave's background as a commercial fisherman, four years in the Washington State Legislature, experience with The Oil Spill Prevention Task Force, and service on the board of Orca Network, makes this book as educational as it is entertaining.

In this interview with Ginny Wolff, Dave Anderson talks about the story he wrote and why he wrote it. He sounds a clarion call for public protest of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion proposal.

You can find "Spill, A Story of Oil and Orcas in the Salish Sea" at Village Books in Bellingham, Watermark Bookstore in Anacortes, and through Amazon. If possible, please support our locally owned, independent bookstores.

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Break Free PNW - May 25, 2016

Join host Ginny Wolff in an interview with Carlo Voli of 350 Seattle; Alex Ramel of Stand (formerly known as Forest Ethics); and Bud Ullman, climate change activist from Guemes Island, for a conversation about Break Free PNW (Pacific Northwest). Break Free was a huge event including civil disobedience, marches, presentations, discussions, art, and more in Anacortes and in the vicinity of the refineries May 13-15. Today's show examines how Break Free is stimulating a conversation about a "just transition" from fossil fuels to a renewable energy economy, in a community whose economy and residents are heavily invested in the fossil fuel industry.

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Fracked Fuels and Petrochemical Projects - March 16, 2016

Jodie Buller interviews Eric DePlace from Sightline Institute in Seattle, about their recently released report which details the next onslaught of energy export proposals facing Washington and Oregon. The Pacific Northwest is becoming known as the Thin Green Line, as communities push back against wave after wave of infrastructure projects - including coal, Bakken crude oil, and now fracked fuels, methanol, and xylene - for pipeline, rail traffic, refining terminals, and shipping routes to Asia.

http://www.sightline.org/

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Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility - February 24, 2016

Ginny Wolff talks with Dr. Bruce Amundson and Laura Skelton, president and executive director of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility about global threats to human health and survival that can only be addressed by prevention. WPSR actively addresses nuclear contamination at Hanford, and the national drive to spend a trillion dollars on "modernizing" our nuclear arsenal. Physicians and other health care advocates from WPSR are speaking out against fossil fuel projects that threaten to worsen climate change, and pose safety threats to our rail and coastal communities. WPSR also promotes policies to address income inequality.

http://www.psr.org/chapters/washington/

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Good Energy with Steve Hoffman - February 10, 2016

This week on Speak Up, Speak Out Radio, Jodie Buller talks with energy conservation consultant Steve Hoffman, about PSE's Home Print Assessment process, steps to take toward better winter energy usage practices, and the larger energy picture in our region.

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Friends of the San Juans - December 9, 2015

Join Ginny Wolff in a discussion with Stephanie Buffum, Executive Director for Friends of the San Juans, a public interest environmental organization based in Friday Harbor, which acts as watchdog to protect the environment of the Salish Sea. Friends of the San Juans has done a study predicting a 43% increase in marine vessel traffic in the Salish Sea from multiple new proposals for the transport of both fossil fuels and bulk commodities. In response to new environmental threats, the group is making application to the International Maritime Organization for a "Particularly Sensitive Sea Area" designation for the Salish Sea. In this interview, Stephanie describes the origin and nature of projects which will impact our waters, and the work they are currently doing to protect them.

Visit the website for Friends of the San Juans at: http://www.sanjuans.org

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Stand Up To Oil in Skagit - October 7, 2015

The public comment period for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Shell Refinery's oil-by-rail project is open. Ginny Wolff interviews a group of local volunteers and staff from Forest Ethics and Re-Sources for Sustainable Communities in Bellingham who are mobilizing community input about what should be included in that EIS. Listen to Carolyn Gastellum, Eleanor Hines, Anna Oommen, Alex Ramel and Matt Petryni talk about why it is so important to get involved and how to do it. This show was edited and arranged by Jodie Buller.

Three public meetings (hearings) are being held:
* Mount Vernon: Tues., Oct. 13, Best Western Plus, 2300 Market St., 4-8 p.m.
* Anacortes: Wed., Oct. 14, Anacortes Middle School, 2202 M Ave, 4-8 p.m.
* Lynnwood: Mon., Oct. 19, Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW, 4-8 p.m.

Send comments by email to: comment@shellraileis.com

Submit a comment online: http://shellraileis.publicmeeting.info

Further information at: http://www.standuptooil.org/shell-anacortes/ includes a guide for writing comment letters

Deadline is Nov. 5, 2015

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Fossil fuel proposals for NW Washington: the Big Picture - September 2, 2015

Ginny Wolff speaks with Eric de Place, Policy Director for Sightline Institute, a Seattle based think-tank whose mission it to make the northwest a global model of sustainability. Eric de Place spearheads the Institute's work on energy policy, and is a lead area authority on coal and oil export plans for the the Pacific NW. With the incisive clarity characteristic of his writing, Eric describes the big picture of the fossil fuel industry's proposals in NW Washington. Eric has specific insights regarding Shell's oil-by-rail facility at their Anacortes refinery. He describes the risks to our way of life and the entire economy of the region threatened by these proposals, and how the public can influence the direction we choose to take by allowing or denying these projects. He stresses how our decision regarding fossil fuel projects impacts whether or not we address the challenge of climate change.

Further information about Sightline Institute at: http://www.sightline.org/

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Skagit Climate Science Consortium - July, 22, 2015

Ginny Wolff talks with Dr. Jon Riedel, National Park Service geologist and Chair of Skagit Climate Science Consortium, a group of 13 scientists who study impacts of climate change in the Skagit River Valley. Their mission is to use their scientific findings to help influence local decision makers better prepare us for climate change. Dr. Riedel discusses his own work studying glaciers in the Skagit watershed, and their impact on available water supplies; and touches on multiple other impacts of climate change - flooding, fires, stream temperature, sea level rise and more, which his colleagues study. His comments reflect both the urgency of the situation we face, and the opportunities it presents.

Follow the work of Skagit Climate Science Consortium - SC2 - at: http://www.skagitclimatescience.org/

Watch for the Surge Festival, an exhibit of climate change-inspired work at the Museum of Northwest Art in LaConner on Sept. 25-26.

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Natural Resource Connections and Skagit Land Trust - June 17, 2015

This week on Speak Up! Speak Out! jim justice speaks with Bev Mowrer, Emerson High School teacher for their Natural Resources Connections (NRC) class, and Jim Johnson, Skagit Land Trust steward for the Cumberland Creek area, about NRC student work with the Skagit Land Trust. We will also hear statements from some of the students about the impact on their lives of their work with Skagit Land Trust projects in Skagit County, WA.

Emerson High School, Mount Vernon, WA - http://youthnetnw.net/emerson-high-school/
Skagit Land Trust - http://www.skagitlandtrust.org/

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Water Rights in Skagit County - April 22, 2015

Water rights in Skagit County has been a hot, contentious issue for over a year. The history of water rights law is complicated, and current disputes have led to lawsuits, and to a supreme court decision. Join Ginny Wolff in a discussion with Tom Glade, president of Evergreen Islands, and Stephen Orsini, Guemes Island resident and member of Friends of Guemes Island. This show addresses the history of water rights law, the current ramifications of those laws, and how at least one Guemes Island resident has dealt with his own water access issue. Our guests suggest solutions for how water access can be provided without endangering stream flow to protect salmon.

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Downwind with Sarah A Fox - April 15, 2015

Jodie talks with Sarah Alisabeth Fox, author of the recently released book
Downwind: A Peoples' History of the Nuclear West, about the history of
uranium mining and nuclear testing in the Four Corners region during the
Cold War, and the impacts of that radiation fallout on the communities
downwind.

http://www.downwindhistory.com

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Fred Felleman - Marine Oil Spill Risk - March 25, 2015

Fred Felleman is a 25 year veteran of maritime advocacy in NW Washington and consultant with Friends of the Earth. He was the driving force behind the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the establishment of the emergency response tug in Neah Bay. For today's show, Fred joins Ginny Wolff for a discussion of the risks of a major oil spill in Puget Sound and the Salish Sea. Fred talks about the history of oil transport in these waters, and how current and projected increases in marine transport of fossil fuels increase the risks of a devastating oil spill. Fred talks about suing BP in Ferndale, and the recent Hearing Examiner's decision to require an EIS for Shell's oil by rail facility in an appeal for which he testified.

Friends of the Earth is "a bold and fearless voice for justice and the planet:" http://www.foe.org

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Environmental Legislation - February 18, 2015

Ginny Wolff speaks with two guests about legislation requested by Gov. Inslee, being debated in Olympia now. One addresses oil train safety, and the other addresses carbon emissions in the state. In the first half of the show, Rebecca Ponzio, Oil Campaign Director with Washington Environmental Council discusses the Oil Transportation Safety Bill (HB 1449, SB 5087), highlighting the most important provisions, and comparing it to Sen. Erickson's competing bill in the Senate. In the second half of the show, Ben Serrurier, Washington Policy Specialist with Climate Solutions talks about the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act, which would put a price on carbon pollution, and generate revenue for education, transportation, and institute a working families' tax credit. Ben introduces us to the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy.

Since this show was recorded, there have been three more derailments and two more oil train fires in Canada and West Virginia, emphasizing the need for action. Contact your local and state government officials.

More information:
Washington Environmental Council: http://www.wecprotects.org
Climate Solutions: http://www.climatesolutions.org
Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy: http://jobscleanenergywa.com

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Sea Star Wasting Syndrome - February 11, 2015

This week on SUSO, Jodie talks with Melissa Miner, a a Bellingham-based ecologist with the University of California at Santa Cruz, whose work with citizen scientists is helping put the pieces together about what is happening to Sea Stars along the Pacific Coast of the US, where some colonies have lost 95% of their populations.

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Oil Train Hearing comments pt.2 - December 3, 2014

Washington State Dept. of Ecology held a public hearing on "The Marine and Rail Oil Transportation Study" in Olympia on Oct. 30. It drew a standing-room only crowd from all over western Washington, the Columbia River Gorge, and Oregon. In spite of extending the length of the hearing, there were far more people who wanted to speak than there was time for. Speak Up! Speak Out!'s Jodie Buller compiled selected testimony from that hearing, recorded by Ginny Wolff, for this show two weeks ago. There was so much eloquent, heartfelt testimony, we are bringing you "part 2" - more comments from public officials, doctors, clergy, teachers, representatives of environmental advocacy groups, and people who live in communities impacted by transportation of crude oil by rail and water.

Part 1 of this program is available at http://www.speakupspeakoutradio.org - program for Nov. 19, 2014

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Oil Train Hearing Comments - November 19, 2014

The recent Oil By Rail Hearing meeting in Olympia drew a crowd of 700
people. Speak Up Speak Out's Ginny Wolff recorded the public comments and
this show features heartfelt statements from elected public officials,
representatives of railroad workers and longshoreman's unions, and
community members from impacted communities along our coastline: Vancouver,
Grays Harbor, Anacortes, Bellingham, Olympia, and Aberdeen, as well as the
communities that trains run through along the Columbia River: Stevenson,
Bingen, Hood River, and White Salmon, as they register their widespread
dissent against oil trains and terminals.

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Oil Transportation in Washington State - November 5, 2014

The Washington State Department of Ecology held a public hearing on Oct. 30 for feedback on a draft of the Marine and Rail Oil Transportation Study they sent to Gov. Inslee. Over 700 people showed up from all over western Washington and Oregon to give a loud message telling our legislators we DON'T want dangerous oil trains coming through our communities; that we DON'T want to become a traffic corridor that benefits oil companies to the detriment of our own communities; and that we DO want investment in a clean energy economy.

Today's show starts with an interview with Matt Petryni, Clean Energy Program Manager with Re-Sources for Sustainable Communities in Bellingham. Matt gives some background about both rail and marine transport of oil in our state, and puts the hearing in context. The second part of the show is short interviews with people who rode the bus from Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish Counties to go to the hearing.

Written public comments will be accepted until Dec. 1. If you would like to submit a comment here is a link to the online comment form:
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/spills/OilMovement/StudyComments.html

The study itself is available here:
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/spills/OilMovement/2014MarineRailOilTransportStudyDraftFindings.pdf

Further information: http://www.re-sources.org Click on Safe Fuels Initiative on left hand side bar.

Testimony from the hearing itself will be available on this site at some future date.

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Changing Oil Transportation Risk in Washington State - October 1, 2014

Today's show features David Byers, Response Manager for Washington State's Department of Ecology. Mr. Byers manages the prevention and preparedness program for oil spills in our marine waters.

Washington State is facing a transformation in energy transportation with the push to transport crude oil and coal by rail through the state to west coast ports. This shifts the risk of oil spills from being a primarily marine threat, to include inland communities and environments. The type of crude transported also brings the risks of explosive fires. David Byers talks in detail about what his program does and how the state is trying to adapt to the new risks and threats of crude by rail transportation in Washington.

There will be a public hearing on Governor Inslee's draft Marine and Rail Oil Transportation Study. You can sign up for bus transportation to the hearing via the RSVP link below:
When: October 30, 5:00-9:00 p.m. The doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502 [MAP]
RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/Govtransport-Lacey

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Rebecca Ponzio talks about Oil Transport - July 23, 2014

SUSO's Jodie Buller talks with Rebecca Ponzio, Puget Sound Policy Specialist with the Washington Environmental Council, about oil transport in the Northwest, and the increasing community concerns along the Pacific coast about the volume of bakken and tar sands oil coming through our regions. http://www.stopoiltrains.org, http://www.WECprotects.org

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Biosolids research with Caitlin Price Younguist - June 25, 2014

This SUSO we hear from Caitlin Price Youngquist, presenting her WSU doctoral dissertation in June, on her research into biosolid composting in the town of La Conner.

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Bill McKibben on Global Climate Change - Part 2 - June 18, 2014

Author, environmental activist, and educator Bill McKibben addressed a near-packed audience in Bellingham this May. He talked about the critical dangers we face from climate change if serious and immediate action is not taken to reduce global CO2 emissions, the world-wide understanding of the urgency of the task, and efforts that are being made to meet the threat.

McKibben was hosted by Western Reads, WWU, with support from the North Cascades Institute, Huxley College of the Environment and the Institute for Energy Studies, WWU. We thank Western Washington University for this recording, which we bring to you in 2 parts. Today's show is part 2. Part 1 is available at http://www.speakupspeakoutradio.org.

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Bill McKibben on Global Climate Change - Part 1 - June 11, 2014

Author, environmental activist, and educator Bill McKibben addressed a near-packed audience in Bellingham this May. He talked about the critical dangers we face from climate change if serious and immediate action is not taken to reduce global CO2 emissions, the world-wide understanding of the urgency of the task, and efforts that are being made to meet the threat.

McKibben was hosted by Western Reads, WWU, with support from the North Cascades Institute, Huxley College of the Environment and the Institute for Energy Studies, WWU. We thank Western Washington University for this recording, which we bring to you in 2 parts. Today's show is part 1. Part 2 will be broadcast June 18, 2014, and will be available at http://www.speakupspeakoutradio.org.

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Shell Refinery Permit Public Hearing - May 21, 2014

Shell Puget Sound Refinery permit hearing Northwest Clean Air Agency

Excerpts from the Northwest Clean Air Agency (NCAA) public hearing and rally concerning the permitting of the Shell refinery's proposed rail unloading facility. The facility would have the capacity to unload 14 railcars per day carrying a heavy petroleum "feedstock".

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Ecologist Without Borders - April 2, 2014

jim talks with Eric Knudsen, fisheries and wildlife specialist living in Skagit, who is a co-founder of Ecologist Without Borders.

Ecologists Without Borders: http://ecowb.org

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Andrea Xaver on Challenges facing Skagit Farmers - March 5, 2014

Local lifelong Skagit Valley farmer, Andrea Xaver, talks with Ginny Wolff about the critical issues facing farmers in Skagit County. In this thoughtful interview, Andrea describes past and ongoing threats to farmland, forests, wildlife habitat, even water resources, giving specific examples of where the consequences of interventions to protect one resource have harmed another. She makes a plea for those of us who live here to "connect the dots," and work together to protect and preserve the local resources we use, value, and still have.

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Oil By Rail - February 26, 2014

Matt Krogh of Forest Ethics talks with Ginny Wolff about the increasing transportation of oil by railroad through our communities to local refineries in the Whatcom and Skagit Counties. Matt discussed the nature of the oil being transported, where it's coming from, where it's going, and what needs to happen for our communities to be safe. He addresses how citizens can give input both on individual permit processes, and in calling for a statewide moratorium on new permits for oil transport until adequate measures can be taken to ensure rail transport safety.

Matt Krogh and Dana Lyons are giving a concert/presentation on March 8 at the Lincoln Theatre: Here are the details:

Crude Awakening: The Oil Train Tour
Music and information about the explosive growth of oil trains and crude by rail proposals in the Northwest
Lincoln Theatre, Mt. Vernon
Saturday, March 8, 7-9 pm.
Suggested donation: $10

Request that a moratorium on further oil transport permits be imposed in Washington and Oregon until all safety concerns have been adequately resolved: http://www.forestethics.org/rail

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Skagit Conservation District - November 20, 2013

Carolyn Kelly, manager of the Skagit Conservation District, and Kristi Carpenter, the agency's Public Information and Education Coordinator join Ginny to discuss the origins and mission of conservation districts in general, and the scope of activities of the Skagit Conservation District. With a reputation for being one of the most active Conservation Districts in the state, the Skagit District sponsors a wide variety of services and programs. Carolyn talks about how the agency assists small farmers and foresters to protect water quality and provide wildlife habitat; the role they play in the Clean Samish Initiative, the CREP program, and the Firewise Communities program. She briefly describes the Farmland Legacy Program, and the Skagit Watershed Council, separate programs to whose boards she belongs. Kristi describes the many community outreach and education programs she runs or supervises: Stream Team, Marine Bio-toxins, Backyard Conservation, Watershed Masters, the annual Native Plant Sale, and the many Youth Education Programs the District offers.

Check out their very user-friendly website at http://www.skagitcd.org
To talk to a real person, or get on their mailing list for activities and notification of the yearly native plant sale, call 428-4313.

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Gov. Inslee's Climate Workgroup (CLEW) - October 30, 2013

WA State Director for Climate Solutions, Jessica Finn Coven, joins Ginny for a discussion of Gov. Inslee's Climate workgroup CLEW - the Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup. Gov. Inslee created the group to study policies that would help WA State meet it's green house gas emission goals. Public hearings are being held to solicit public comments. Comments can also be submitted online.

Jessica Finn Coven's work focuses on developing legislative and policy strategies to reduce global warming pollution and grow a clean energy economy in Washington State. She discusses the kinds of policies that will be considered by the workgroup, and how people can participate.

Public Hearings scheduled after Oct. 22:
October 23, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Bell Harbor International Conference Center - 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle
December 6, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. House Hearing Room A - State Capitol Campus, Olympia

To submit a comment online, email the Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup: climateworkgroup@ecy.wa.gov

More information:
http://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/economy/climateWorkgroup/default.aspx http://daily.sightline.org/2013/10/02/how-you-can-support-carbon-pricing-in-washington/

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Quality Water Quality Education - October 23, 2013

This week, SUSO's Jodie Buller talks with water quality educator Pat Pearson, recently retired WSU Jefferson County Extension faculty, about how we as humans interact with the Puget Sound and our water systems. Pearson also talks about the process and progress of the Puget Sound Partnership, which aims to clean up the Sound by 2020.

http://www.psp.wa.gov/
http://skagit.wsu.edu/

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Bellingham Doctor discusses health impacts of coal export - August 21, 2013

Dr. Frank James, Bellingham physician and outspoken proponent for doing a Health Impact Assessment for the proposed Cherry Point coal terminal, joins Ginny for this week's show. Dr. James is a member of the Whatcom Docs, a group of 215 Whatcom and Skagit healthcare professionals who are calling for such a study. He discusses what a Health Impact Assessment is, and how it differs from what an regular EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) would look at. He gives an update on recent developments in the process that will decide the ultimate fate of the controversial terminal. Dr. James talks at length about the various health impacts physicians are concerned about, based on their research of the medical literature, and his own personal experience.

To stay abreast of the coal export terminal issue, visit http://coaltrainfacts.org.

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Evergreen Islands - March 27, 2013

Evergreen Islands - a citizen advocacy group - is a "watchdog" over proposed development projects in and around Fidalgo Island, that threaten our resources and the rural character of the area. They have a long history going back at least 36 years to protect Fidalgo Island and the salt water islands nearby, using existing laws. In today's show, Ginny talks with Steve Clark, former president, and Tom Glade, current president of Evergreen Islands about the history of the group and how they conduct their campaigns.

Contact Evergreen Islands through their blog or by email:
Website/blog: http://evergreenislands.org
email address: evergreen.islands@frontier.com

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Dana Lyons to perform for Skagit Human Rights Festival - March 13, 2013

Bellingham singer-songwriter and tireless activist Dana Lyons joins Ginny and Dave in advance of his concert appearance for the Human Rights Festival. In this entertaining interview he reflects on his experiences in his Great Coal Train Tour, and talks about his upcoming Australian Tour, where activists are facing the same challenges from industries hungry to extract and export fossil fuels at huge costs to local residents. This show features the radio premiere of Dana's new song about the Salish Sea orcas, and his old stand-by "Cows With Guns."

Dana Lyons performs in concert at the Phillip Tarro Theatre on the campus of Skagit Valley College on Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 pm. The show is free to the public and is sponsored by the 10th Annual Skagit Human Rights Festival.

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Public Comments on Cherry Point Coal Terminal - What's Next? - January 30, 2013

Matt Krogh, North Sound Baykeeper with Re-Sources for a Sustainable Community in Bellingham; and Beth Doglio, Campaign Director for both Climate Solutions in Seattle and for the regional Power Past Coal Campaign, join Ginny Wolff for today's show. This is an update on efforts to stop the Gateway Pacific Terminal - the coal export facility proposed at Cherry Point.

Matt and Beth share their perspectives on what happened in the recently concluded Scoping Period for the Environmental Impact Statement process mandated by law for this project. "Scoping" was a four month period when the public spoke up with concerns about the proposal. Matt and Beth describe the unprecedented volume and quality of comments submitted by the public. They also discuss where their respective organizations will focusing their efforts in the weeks and months to come.

To read comments submitted for Scoping for the EIS (Environmental Impact Statement): http://www.eisgatewaypacificwa.gov
To stay informed: http://www.coaltrainfacts.org and http://www.powerpastcoal.org

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DanaLyons - Great Coal Train Tour - October 17, 2012

Singer Songwriter DanaLyons, best known for his hit "Cows With Guns," joins Speak Up! Speak Out! for a special show prior to his Great Coal Train Tour concert at the Lincoln Theatre Oct. 23. He talks about what he hears from people along the proposed coal train route and why he feels passionate enough to go on concert tour for months to oppose the proposal. He also speaks to the importance of community radio. Two of Dana's songs are included in this version of today's show: "Sometimes," and "Swimming in the Big Deep."

Visit Dana's website: http://cowswithguns.com

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MV City Council to hear Coal Transportation Concerns - September 5, 2012

Ross Macfarlane is Senior Advisor, Business Partnerships for Climate Solutions. He will present to the MV City Council on Wed. Sept 19 at 6 pm. The session is open to the public. Ross did this interview with Ginny In April, 2012. Mr. Macfarlane will focus on the transportation issues and costs Skagit County would face should the Gateway Pacific Terminal be built.

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Sustainable Transportation - August 29, 2012

Dr. Preston Schiller, co-author of An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation: Policy, Planning and Implementation, talks with Dave about sustainable transportation in NW Washington - what has been done, and what needs to be done.

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Speak Up during Scoping about the Cherry Point Terminal - August 8, 2012

James Wells and Nicole Brown of Whatcom County explain the Scoping process of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Cherry Point Coal Terminal (GPT). They describe how people can effectively draft either oral or written comments to register their concerns about impacts of the terminal and resulting increase in train and shipping traffic. They also discuss the workshops they are holding to motivate and train people to write their own comments and spread the message.

Up-coming workshops:
Tuesdays, Aug. 14 & Aug. 28, in Bellingham: ReSources office in Bellingham, 7 pm Thursday, Aug. 9, in Mt. Vernon: Skagit Valley College, Rm A-125, 6:30-8:30 pm

Website: http://protectwhatcom.org - good information about Scoping
http://coaltrainfacts.org - information about project in it's entirety
Email: gptscoping@gmail.com
Facebook: Power Past Coal Skagit

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Coal Free Bellingham Campaign - June 6, 2012

Rick Dubrow and Stoney Bird join Ginny to discuss the Coal Free Bellingham Campaign. They are two organizers of an effort to get a ballot initiative passed in Bellingham which would ban coal trafficking within the city. Rick and Stoney talk about the limitations of the existing regulatory processes which have prompted other communities to pass this kind of legislation, why their group in Bellingham is attempting do it now, and what kind of response they are getting.

For more information:
website for Coal Free Bellingham: http://www.coal-free-bellingham.org
website for Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (think tank behind all this work): http://www.CELDF.org
Bellingham campaign phone number: (360) 389-3314
email: info@coal-free-bellingham.org

Events: July 21: Thomas Linzey, founder of CELDF, will be in Bellingham - details on Coal Free Bellingham website
Oct: Richard Heinberg, of the Post Carbon Institute will be in Bellingham. More at Living Democracy website: http://www.livingdemocracy.org

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Climate Solutions Addresses Coal Export - April 11, 2012

Ginny Wolff speaks with Ross Macfarlane, Sr. Advisor for Climate Solutions, about coal export in Washington and Oregon, particularly the terminal proposed at Cherry Point, north of Bellingham. Ross explains the mission of the non-profit organization - Climate Solutions, Practical Solutions to Global Warming - and why they have taken on this issue. He also explains how people can be involved in the Environment Review process for this proposal which is approaching, and how to participate in the "Scoping" process.

Letters and Comments made during Scoping (time to be determined) can be submitted to:
Whatcom County Council: Tyler Schroeder: tschroed@co.whatcom.wa.us
Washington State Dept. of Ecology: Ted Sturdevant: tstu461@ecy.wa.gov
Army Corps of Engineers: Randel Perry: Randel.J.Perry@usace.army.mil

For further information see:
http://powerpastcoal.org
http://coaltrainfacts.org

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Skagit Human Rights Festival Looks at Defending Water and Labor - March 14, 2012

SUSO co-hosts Ginny Wolff speaks with Sandra Spargo and Kay McDonnell about Defending Water during the first half of the show: the upcoming event on March 22nd, 7pm at the Lincoln Theatre will feature a screening of Tapped and some conversation about Skagit water rights and the proposed bottling plant in Anacortes. During the second half of the show, co-host Jodie Buller talks with labor activists Rich Austin and Steve Garey about how unions support all workers, organized or not. The March 29 evening on Labor (also at 7pm at the Lincoln) will feature two short films, Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor council AFL-CIO, and a panel of labor leaders.

http://www.skagithrf.wordpress.com

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Moral Ground and Climate Change - March 7,2012

Speak Up! Speak Out! explores the moral dimensions of the challenge climate change presents to all of us. Dr. Kathleen Moore, philosopher and nature writer, and Evelyn Adams, one of the founders of Transition Fidalgo and Friends, join Ginny Wolff in our show for March 7. We talk about the mission of Transition Fidalgo and Friends, and discuss the ethics of climate change.

Dr. Kathleen Moore is the featured speaker at an event entitled: "Moral Ground: What Do We Owe the Future?" sponsored by Transition Fidalgo and Friends. This event is on Sunday, March 18, at the Phillip Tarro Theatre on the Skagit Valley College campus at 3 pm. Admission is free. Donations accepted.

For more information about Dr. Moore, see: http://www.riverwalking.com/

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Honoring Lee Mann - February 15, 2012

SUSO honors local photographer, naturalist, and human rights advocate Lee Mann, in advance of the upcoming month-long exhibit of his life and work at the art gallery on SVC campus during March, as part of the Skagit Human Rights Festival. Lee's son Bryce will speak at the opening of the exhibit on Thursday March 1 at 5pm. This show features past interviews with Lee, including excerpts from a KSVR interview with Stuarto Glasser from 2011, as well as samples of his letters to the editor over the years, read by SUSO co-hosts.

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Local Folks Oppose Coal Terminal at Cherry Point, part 2 - November 9, 2011

This is the second of 2 shows addressing the many consequences of building a coal shipping terminal at Cherry Point near Ferndale.

Co-host Ginny Wolff is joined by Phillip Holder, tireless proponent for the economic vitality of Skagit County and quality of life he treasures here; Matt Krogh, the North Sound Baykeeper at Re-Sources in Bellingham; and Carolyn Gastellum, the local coordinator of Skagit County citizens opposed to the terminal and increase in coal train traffic.

Topics discussed in this interview include concerns of the Mount Vernon businesses, health and environmental impacts of transporting coal from Wyoming to Asia, jobs and local economy, and some of the myths being promoted, such as that "the coal will go to Canada anyway."

Part One of this show aired on Oct. 26.

For more information:
http://www.re-sources.org and http://www.coaltrainfacts.org

Contact information for key decision makers:
Commissioner Peter Goldmark or 360 902-1004, through the DNR's website: http://www.wa.dnr.gov. or email cpl@wa.dnr.gov
Randel J. Perry, Army Corps of Engineers: Randel.J.Perry@usace.army.mil

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Sustainable Energies - November 2, 2011

Co-host Jodie Buller talks with Steve Hoffman from the non-profit NW Center for Sustainability and Innovation (NW CSI) about climate change, our energy future, and his work as an Energy Detective, sleuthing out common sense efficiency and renewable energy solutions for homes, businesses, and communities.

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Local Folks Oppose Coal Terminal at Cherry Point - October 26, 2011

The proposed shipping terminal at Cherry Point near Ferndale has many people worried about the many consequences of sending US coal to China, transporting it through the heart of Skagit County.

Matt Krogh, the North Sound Baykeeper at Re-Sources in Bellingham; Carolyn Gastellum, the local coordinator of Skagit County citizens opposed to the terminal and increase in coal train traffic; and Phillip Holder, tireless proponent for the quality of life he treasures in Mount Vernon; join Ginny Wolff in this interview. Their many concerns include questions of the real intent of the SSA Marine, who proposes to build the terminal; the effects of the increased train traffic on the economy and quality of life in Skagit County; and the global consequences of mining, transporting and burning coal for energy. They examine some of the myths being promoted, such as that "the coal will go to Canada anyway".

This is the first half of an hour long discussion. The second will air Nov. 9.

For more information, see: http://www.re-sources.org and http://www.coaltrainfacts.org

Contact information for key decision makers:
Commissioner Peter Goldmark or 360 902-1004, through the DNR's website: http://www.wa.dnr.gov. or email cpl@wa.dnr.gov
Randel J. Perry, Army Corps of Engineers: Randel.J.Perry@usace.army.mil

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Coal Coming Through - May 25, 2011

SUSO's Jodie Buller interviews RE-Sources for Sustainable Communities Executive Director Bob Ferris about the proposed coal contract at the Gateway Pacific Terminal and the potential social, economic, and environmental impacts affecting Whatcom and Skagit Counties. Bill McKibben will be appearing at Bellingham's Fairhaven Village Green on May 31st for an event to raise awareness about coal coming through our state on the way to China.

http://www.re-sources.org - petition posted online, info about McKibben's visit
http://www.climatesolutions.org
http://www.sightline.org

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Waste Management and Energy Efficiency in Skagit County - September 29, 2010

An interview with Callie Martin, Waste Reduction Outreach Specialist with Skagit County Public Works; and Katie Hampton, Sustainability Coordinator for the Climate Action and Sustainability Taskforce. Callie and Katie talk about nuts and bolts pragmatic attempts, by the County, to reduce waste and save energy in county operations; and to encourage the public to do likewise.

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Deep Energy Reduction - January 6, 2010

Energy Efficiency for Home and Business SUSO speaks with Steve Hoffman, Executive Director of the Northwest Center for Sustainability and Innovation (NWCSI), about the big picture and everyday details behind energy conservation, for individual cost savings and for the sake of climate change. NWCSI's newly launched "Energy Sleuths" program helps business and homeowners ferret out where their energy leaks are coming from, and collaborates with local manufacturers to improve air quality and tighten up existing structures. Steve leads workshops on this topic, including one at the Skagit Food Co-op on Tuesday January 12th 6:30pm.

http://www.nwcenterforsustainability.com
http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com

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Waste Wise Holidays - November 25, 2009

During the holiday season, Americans generate 25% more trash in the form of packaging, party supplies, and holiday gift wrapping. SUSO talks to Callie Martin, Skagit County Waste and Recycling Education Specialist, about practical ideas for cutting down on the amount of garbage you create during this holiday season, and a free presentation on Waste-Wise Holidays from Climate Steward Maribeth Crandell at the Burlington Library on Wednesday December 3rd at 7pm.
Listen for tips on trees, gift and gift-wrapping ideas, how to get yourself off junk mail lists, zero-waste party ideas, and what can be recycled in the Skagit Valley.

Maribeth's Waste-Wise Holiday article, The Seasonal Saint, is posted on the Skagit Valley Food Co-op's website blog: http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com
http://www.recyclenow.com
http://www.obviously.com/junkmail/ - for directions on how to get yourself off Direct Marketing lists
http://www.padillabay.gov/ClimateStewards.html - Climate Stewards program

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Earth Day: The Impacts of Plastics on Marine Environments - April 22, 2009
This interview with Jen Kingfisher from the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, and Adria Banks, coordinator for WSU Skagit County Beachwatchers and Shore Stewards, looks at the plastic soup we call the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and the dangers that plastics pose to our food chain. We also check in with the health of our Skagit watershed and look at everyday habit changes that people can make to curb their use of plastics.
For more information visit Port Townsend Marine Science Center, WSU Skagit County Beachwatchers, and Algalita Marine Fesearch Foundation

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Chuckanut Mountain Parks District - July 30, 2008
Franklin Eventoff joins us to make the argument for why a Chuckanut Mountains Park District would be a good think for the residents of Skagit County. Since this show was recorded, the issue has failed to make the ballot this November, but Frank's arguments tell us the issue - and the interest - is still alive. Stay tuned.

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Wetlands Mitigation Banking - December 26, 2007
Interview with Mary Heinricht. Is it possible to balance the pressure for more homes and businesses with the desire to preserve prime agricultural land. How does Wetlands Mitigation Banking fit in the picture. Who profits?

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Larry Kunzler on Flood Control in Skagit County - December 19, 2007

Doris Brevoort interviews Larry Kunzler, local historian with years of study on the history of flooding in the Skagit River Basin, about current policies and thinking about flood control.

For more information visit http://www.skagitriverhistory.com

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