Wednesday, November 19, 2014

11/19 Burnaby Mtn protest, Keystone, Jeff Foster orcas, hydraulics advice, fish plant, seastar virus

Burnaby Mountain protest (Vancouver Sun)
Kinder Morgan plans to resume work on Burnaby Mountain as soon as it’s ‘safe’  
Police were on hand to ensure the pipeline protest was peaceful. Hundreds gathered on Burnaby Mountain to stop Kinder Morgan. Despite the injunction many protesters have vowed to protect the lands for the people and are willing to be arrested. Some protesters have camped on the site since September 3…. Kinder Morgan is in discussions with Burnaby RCMP about bringing survey crews back to Burnaby Mountain “once it has been determined safe for our workers,” the company said in a statement Tuesday….Sgt. Major John Buis of the Burnaby RCMP said Tuesday he could not reveal details of when police would move to enforce the court order.

Senate rejects Keystone pipeline, but GOP vows replay
In a combustible blend of oil and politics, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday night aimed at forcing completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Republicans vowed to resurrect the controversial issue swiftly after taking two-house control of Congress in January. The 59-41 Senate vote was one shy short of the 60 needed to clear the House-passed measure. The outcome marked a severe blow to embattled Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, who had seized control of the chamber's agenda in hopes of securing approval of the project and boosting her chances in an uphill Dec. 6 runoff election in her energy-rich state. David Espo and Dina Cappiello report. (Associated Press)

If you like to watch: Former Orca Hunter Releases Rare Footage Of Whale Captures
Never-before-seen footage of orca whale captures has just been released by a former orca hunter. On Anderson Cooper’s “AC360,” Jeff Foster, who now works on projects to rescue whales, shared footage of himself and others capturing young orcas off the coast of Iceland. Melissa Cronin reports. (The Dodo)

WDFW seeks nominations to advisory group on implementation of state’s Hydraulic Code
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking nominations to a citizen group responsible for advising the department on implementation of the state’s Hydraulic Code, which is designed to protect fish life in Washington waters…. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m., Dec. 12. Nominations may be submitted to Randi Thurston, WDFW habitat protection division manager, by mail: 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA, 98501-1091; or by email.

Not quite fish in a barrel, but close - 340,000 fish planted
State Fish & Wildlife crews gave anglers at Cranberry Lake winning tickets in the lakeside lottery on Tuesday. A total of 27,000 fish are being pumped into the lake at Deception Pass State Park this fall. Fishermen could only sit wide-eyed and smiling as they greeted the unexpected arrival with open coolers…. The fish were holdovers from a lawsuit against the state seeking to keep hatchery fish out of Puget Sound waters. The suit has been settled and all of these fish will be released in self-contained lakes, not rivers. The release means countless people will now be able to fish straight through until spring. Eric Wilkinson reports. (KING)

North Olympic Peninsula marine centers look for more information on sea star wasting syndrome after virus research
Staff at the two North Olympic Peninsula marine life centers hope a study pinpointing a variety of densovirus as the likely cause of sea star wasting syndrome is only the beginning. The Cornell University study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is a great scientific breakthrough, but doesn't help the remaining sea star population in the short term, said Shannon Phillips, an AmeriCorps volunteer at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. Arwyn Rice reports. (Peninsula Daily News)

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 300 AM PST WED NOV 19 2014
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING
TODAY
SE WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SW SWELL 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
TONIGHT
SE WIND 15 TO 25 KT EASING TO 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS. SW SWELL 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN.
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