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"Caution: Oil Pipeline Crossing Nooksack River"
Saturday, August 18th
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Hovander Homestead Park
5299 Nielsen Ave, Ferndale (map)

Join us where the Trans Mountain (Puget Sound) Pipeline crosses beneath the Nooksack River, to learn more from indigenous speakers and activists about the importance of the Nooksack to salmon and people, and the risks from the 65-year old oil pipelineWe'll gather on the riverbank of the Nooksack -- standing directly above the pipeline -- to hear from experts, learn and prepare comments, and demonstrate our concerns. Details and RSVP here.

The Department of Ecology is accepting public comment until August 25th on an updated spill response plan for the Trans Mountain (Puget Sound) Pipeline. In operation since 1954, the pipeline crosses under the Nooksack River, Sumas River, and Whatcom Creek, currently carrying about 30% of all crude oil shipped into Washington State, carrying increasing amounts of heavy oil derived from tar sands strip mines of Alberta.

Currently, the Emergency Response Plan shows that there is no way to safely contain or clean up a heavy oil spill in the river. Trans Mountain has reported approximately 82 spills since 1961, including significant spills in Sumas, Abbotsford, and Burnaby. Review the emergency response plan and submit comments here.

For more info, contact Eddy Ury at or 360-733-8307.

Clean Energy Activist Meetings

First Thursday of every month (except holidays)
6:30 - 8:30 PM
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
2309 Meridian St, Bellingham (map)

Our monthly Clean Energy Activist Meetings are a great place for community activists to come together and get the latest on local actions to resist fossil fuel exports and promote the transition to renewable energy. 

For more info, contact Eddy Ury at or 360-733-8307.

Bellingham Green Drinks 

First Wednesday of every month

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location varies, visit our Green Drinks page or Bellingham Green Drinks on Facebook for monthly updates

Green Drinks takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at varying locations in Bellingham. Attended by 100+ conscientious locals, the networking event is a forum for people interested in environmental issues to gather to drink, talk and network. 

RSVP on Facebook to get the latest updates on next month's location. For more information about hosting or sponsoring Green Drinks, email or call 360-733-8307.

Public Comment Periods

Looking for information about public comment periods for cleanup plans or pollution permits in Washington state? 
Visit our Water Quality Permits page for more information.

In Washington, pollution permits are issued under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and regulated by the state Department of Ecology. When permits come up for review, citizens can participate in the public process and comment on the details of the permit, calling for stronger environmental regulations where necessary.

Host a Workshop or Event

Contact Polly Carpenter at or 360-733-8307 for rental rates and information.

Location and Directions

Sustainable Living Center
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
2309 Meridian Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

The Sustainable Living Center is located just above The RE Store, on the NW corner of Broadway and Meridian in the Fountain District. You'll find a bike rack in the alley off Broadway and the stairs behind the RE Store.