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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

City of Shelton undermines and logs hill behind loop field

Last year the city of Shelon logged and undermined the toe of the hill behind Loop Field.  They did this to create a butt-ugly garbage can storage yard behind the park.  Will this undermining of the hill lead to land slides?

Will the city ever finish adding privacy strips to the fence to block this ugly new view or will the job remain half done (Shelton Style) for ever?  There are still two huge gaps in the privacy stips, it seems that the city did not order enough strips to do the job and has now forgotten about it forever, just like the "C" street dump.

Here are google earth pictures from 2009 and 2013 that show how the city undermined the hill:

Before

After

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The city of Shelton builds pedestrian traps

As if walking in Shelton were not already dangerous enough, the dim bulbs at city hall decided to make walking in Shelton even more dangerous by putting these huge planter boxes at crosswalks.


This one might catch a fews kids

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The city of Shelton planted a tree!

What's wrong with this picture?



What do you suppose might happen here if the kid on the bike was going the other direction and a car was turning right across the cross walk? Would the driver of the car see the kid?


Clearly this noble fir is a member of the tree 1%


I would rather walk and breath here where trees belong
I wonder how a blind person would be able to navigate the sidewalk in the first picture?

Friday, April 4, 2014

Port Townsend Paper Corp. drops biomass expansion plans

This is great news!  They won in Shelton, they won in Port Towsend.  The only losers were in Port Angeles where they did expand.

Port Townsend Paper Corp. drops biomass expansion plans
http://peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140404/news/304049966/port-townsend-paper-corp-drops-biomass-expansion-plans

It sounds final, and we'll truly believe it when the NOC application lapses in June 2014 or is withdrawn!

According to the article, PTPC cites three reasons for the decision: high environmental costs, loss of green energy incentives, and soft prices in the energy market. I think that their priorities were in the reverse order.

One could quibble about certain points in the article, but the main point is: it's done!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NEW STUDY: Air Pollution Good for Lungs

NEW STUDY: Air Pollution Good for Lungs
A new study out of Miskatonic University in Rhode Island has concluded that air pollution, specifically particulate matter, can repair damaged lung tissue.  More here: Air Pollution Good for Lungs