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Second Shell Oil Drilling Rig On Its Way To Alaska

shell ndEVERETT, Wash. (AP) -Royal Dutch Shell's second Arctic drilling ship, the Noble Discoverer, is on the move from Washington state to Alaska as it prepares to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean. KIRO-TV reports the 572-foot drill ship was escorted from the harbor in Everett by two tug boats and two Coast Guard vessels.

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After the Fireworks & Fun: Volunteers Needed

coast cleanupParticipate in the July 5th Beach Clean-up!  This Fourth of July weekend, Washington CoastSavers will be joining forces with the Grassroots Garbage Gang, Surfrider Foundation, the cities of Long Beach, Ocean Shores and other partners to tackle the enormous amounts of trash typically left on the beach after the holiday weekend.

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Paradise Fire Continues To Burn

queetsRValley smoke07215UPDATE JULY 2 - The warmest day of the week so far created more active fire conditions on the Paradise Fire on Wednesday. In addition to increased fire and smoke in the Paradise Creek drainage, a second area of active fire behavior showed up in the next drainage to the east. Both of these areas of fire activity are creeping up the flanks of Pelton Peak, and both created the most smoke seen in recent days. The Wildland Fire Modules on the ground utilized their recently delivered satellite communications unit to determine the location of a hot spot picked up by an overnight infrared flight. Air operations for the day consisted of shuttling one module out of the remote fire location and rotating a new module into the fire zone.

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Latest Shellfish Bulletin -UPDATED

(DOH)shellfish map062515 - In Mason County, Hood Canal from the Jefferson and Kitsap county lines south to Sisters Point and Union is closed to all species of shellfish. The closed beaches are for the recreational harvest of various or all species of shellfish. All species means clams (including geoduck), oysters, mussels

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Court Deems DNR Not Liable For Port Gamble Bay Cleanup

portgamble(DNR News Release) – A state court has ruled the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) does not have to pay to clean up pollution from a former mill operation at Port Gamble. In a June 8 decision, Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Anna M. Laurie dismissed DNR

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