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Speak up for fairness and enviro-responsibility! Comment on City-Mill Water Lease Progress by July 31, 2021

The City of Port Townsend is developing a new contract to supply water to the Port Townsend Paper Corporation, and seeks your input by July 31, 2021. So far the City has released the first five of eight white papers that explore issues around a potential contract. The process will continue beyond that date, but …

City-Mill Water Leases 1928-2020

PT AirWatchers has located and posted all four water leases between the City and the mill at http://ptairwatchers.org/data/documents/  so that you can read for yourself the evolving arrangement.  They are dated 1928, 1944, 1956 and 1983, and take us through March 15, 2020, 1904. City completes the Snow Creek pipeline which had been started by the …

6/25/2019 Ecology hearing re PTPC 50-100pct pulping increase

Public hearing: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:30pm at Fort Worden Commons Link to Ecology’s webpage for more information on this project. We learned late Monday that Ecology will indeed hold a public meeting for live q&a and public comments on Port Townsend Paper’s newest project. Port Townsend Paper’s pulper expansion will allow them to increase their …

Jobs? Marine Trades Provide 1,154 Direct Jobs

Who is Port Townsend, WA’s largest employer? Marine Trades provide 1,154 direct jobs in Jefferson County, WA. That’s a number to store in your pocket, and a great reason to support the maritime trades. (Spoiler alert: that’s over four times as many as the company most cited.)   This graphic from a study released in July 2018 further quantifies the role of Marine …