40th District Senator Ranker wants to re-institute $25,000 a month rent on Bellingham’s Department of Ecology Office.
April 23rd, 2013
Democrats and Republicans vote to cut Bellingham office of Department of Ecology in upscale Fairhaven Neighborhood. They agree the rent is way out of line. .

In a bipartisan NO tax increase budget approved by the state Senate… the Fairhaven Dept of Ecology Office rent would to be cut.. upscale Fairhaven Office of the Department of EcologyThe Governor’s plan is that the Department of Ecology will become a big factor in “the control of Carbon” in the State of Washington. 

Any policies based on the current “consensus” science of Environmental dogma need our attention and accountability must be the key when we deal with the government agency that executes these policies. Here is the Climate Change Information page authored by the DOE. Here is the Employee Data on DOE.

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The Department of Ecology funding comes from many sources. Even Federal “grants” may be included… this should not mean we continue spending without accountability. The office in Fairhaven cost taxpayers $300,000 rent each year. This tax revenue is sent off  to cover the expenses and profits of the owners.  By the way the owner’s address is in Vancouver— Canada not Washington. Can there be a less expensive rent elsewhere?  Has the department done ANYTHING to accomplish its stated goals by paying this exorbitant price for rent in Whatcom County…could a lower price have got the job done?Breaking down what the Department of Ecology is paying for rent by using only the collection of Sales Tax, here is what it would take.

  • The State Collects 6.5% Sales Tax on every item and most services sold in the State of Washington.
  • The Other part of Sales Tax (up to 3% some places) goes to local governments.
  • It takes just over 4.5 Million Dollars in retail sales to pay for the DOE  rent here in Bellingham

The Democrats in the State House want to raise your taxes by over one billion dollars.  Sen. Ranker and others would use this funding to support the landlords in Vancouver BC… not for the real job of cleaning our environment.  Contact your legislators NOW with the links below and tell them NO to new taxes and NO to wasteful Ecology spending.

 

 

 

 

40th District

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Senator Kevin Ranker                Representative Jeff Morris       Representative Kristie Lytton

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Olympia Office:                           Olympia Office:                      Olympia Office:
215 John A. Cherberg Bldg            436A Legislative Building         310 John L. O’Brien Building
PO Box 40440                                PO Box 40600                         PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0440               Olympia, WA 98504-0600        Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7678                              (360) 786-7970                              (360) 786-7800

 

42nd District

 

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Senator Doug Ericksen               Representative Jason Overstreet   Representative Vincent Buys

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Olympia Office:                         Olympia Office:                            Olympia Office:
414 Legislative Building              422 John L. O’Brien Building           470 John L. O’Brien Building
PO Box 40442                             PO Box 40600                                PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0442            Olympia, WA 98504-0600               Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7682                           (360) 786-7980                              (360) 786-7854

 

Current Government Environmental dogma:

  • The Earth is warming   
  • Increase in Carbon Dioxide is the only cause that matters.  
  • Carbon Dioxide increase is caused by human activity.

Conclusion of the dogma:

  1. Warming is happening, warming will continue to happen, warming will increase (INTO THE FUTURE) based on Human Behavior only.
  2. Human policy in Washington State will be dictated on this conclusion and we must comply with all policies to save the earth from Carbon and only Carbon “overheating” IN THE FUTURE.
  3. Washington State MUST lead in Carbon Only reduction by spending its tax dollars, potential jobs and give up its inexpensive power to get this done.

Professor Emeritus Don Easterbrook of WWU testified March 26th, 2013 in front of the Washington State Senate’s Energy Environment & Telecommunications Committee.  The Link to the testimony is here.

Let your legislators know you want common sense legislation and common sense energy costs AND a real definition for “Green Energy”.

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Long time observer of State and Local Politics. Charlie was born and raised in Whatcom County Washington. Served in the US Air Force in the 70's and served for 12 years on the Meridian School Board (north of Bellingham Washington) and a stint on the County Charter Review Commission. Retired except for Blogging and enjoying life.

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