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Con: Timber does Washington good

During the time I worked at the state Department of Natural Resources, a meeting with members of the Washington Environmental Council stood out. They demanded…

To help Washington’s salmon, let local experts lead

“As Billy Frank said, ‘We are in charge, not them,’ so let’s get started.” Those are the words of David Troutt, the chair of the…

Earth Day: Real environmentalists are conservative. And live where it’s green

Earth Day provides clear evidence of how strange the environmental debate is these days. Left-wing environmentalists, living in cities where concrete has largely replaced nature,…

Puget Sound Partnership: Can anybody here figure out a plan?

"Science – not emotion or expediency – is the most reliable guide to achieving success. The Partnership supports and relies on continuing scientific research to…

Seattle’s climate ideas can hurt whole state

Imagine an executive of a major corporation, citing his concern for the environment, highlighting the reduction of 410 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Further, he…

Sea rise and climate change: let’s do the science

The images are ominous. Rising water rapidly covers large areas of New York and other major cities in Al Gore’s movie. Similar graphics show large…

Beware the fad of hybrid poplar trees

In the 1958 World Series, Yankees catcher Yogi Berra advised Hank Aaron, the greatest hitter in the world (still), to turn his bat so he…