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When a Public Hearing Isn't for the Public; Oil Train Hearing in Spokane, WA Leaves Public Frustrated

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

If this truly was a hearing for Spokane, by Spokane, we most certainly would have seen, and would have been right to expect to see presentations or statements from various response or regulatory agencies in the area who would be responsible if something were to happen in Spokane.

The Inland Northwest Fight to Avoid Becoming the Next Bomb Train Story

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

You'd be hard-pressed to find another scenario so ripe with risk, uncertainty and horrific examples of failure, while simultaneously unimpeded by regulators or even common sense safety measures.

Moving Crude Oil-by-Rail: Impacts to Spokane and Beyond

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

When it's all risk and no reward, it's all of our responsibility to stand up and protect not just Spokane but the rest of Washington from bad deals on wheels.

Waterkeepers Washington Celebrate Clean Water Act 40 and D.C. Rally

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, an historic piece of legislation that turned the tide on our polluted waterways and began to hold big polluters accountable for their actions and impacts on the health of our communities.

State Environmental Agency Heads Pass Resolution About PCBs

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

PCBs cause serious health effects, including cancer. So how does a product that was banned for production in the U.S. in 1979 still find a way to interrupt the health and wellbeing of our nation's waterbodies and citizens?