Tell Insurance Companies: Stop Providing Coverage for Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline

June 14, 2021

It’s the “Stop Insuring Trans Mountain: Week of Action” (6/14-21) – targeting the insurance companies enabling the continued operation and expansion of Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline. Click here to get involved today! 

Good News! Trans Mountain Pipeline Approval Rejected!

August 31, 2018

The Federal Court of Appeals of Canada rejected the government’s approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline on August 30!   The reasons for this decision:   1. The Canadian government failed to consider the impacts of marine vessel traffic on the Southern Resident Killer Whales and their environment, citing “the risk of significant, ... read more

Mourn for the SRKWs Aug. 26 – Then Take Action Aug. 28

August 23, 2018

It’s impossible to imagine the San Juan Islands without the amazing Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW). But that reality could be just years away if we don’t act swiftly – they’re among the most endangered animals on the planet. A lack of Chinook salmon is pushing the SRKWs towards extinction. So is pollution and underwater ... read more

Join us for our Annual Meeting & Salish Sea Day of Action – 9/15!

August 8, 2018

Join us on Saturday, September 15 at the Friends of the San Juans Annual Meeting on Shaw Island. Friends of the San Juans Annual Meeting A Day of Action for the Salish Sea Saturday, September 15 1 – 3 p.m. Special Guest Hon. Kevin Ranker, Senator 40th   Shaw Island Community Center, Blind Bay Rd., Shaw Island ... read more

Read about The Tar Sands Threat to Northwest Waters

May 25, 2017

Sightline’s new article, The Tar Sands Threat to Northwest Waters, by Friends board member Michael Riordan, explains how the Kinder Morgan Pipeline threatens all of Puget Sound and the Salish Sea. “Every week another barge or tanker traverses the narrow straits through the San Juan Islands north of Seattle, bearing a cargo of tar-sands crude ... read more

Stand for the Salish Sea Rallies – January 16!

January 10, 2017

Text version: Islanders are invited to take part in a countywide “Salish Sea Stands” day of action on MLK Day, Monday, January 16 against the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion to the United States. The Trans Mountain Pipeline, owned by Kinder Morgan, received approval from the Canadian government to proceed. The project will affect the Salish Sea ... read more

We believe that our property is more valuable if we and our neighbors protect the shoreline. Orcas need salmon. Salmon need forage fish. Salmon and forage fish need the protection of eelgrass and kelp. Eelgrass and kelp need clean water. Shoreline protections are good for ecosystems and for the long-term economy of these lovely islands.

Val and Leslie Veirs

members, San Juan Island

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