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The Planet, Winter 1996, Growing Pains: Tearing into Whatcom Country's Future



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Publication Date

Winter 1996


Western Washington University. Associated Students. Environmental Center; Huxley College of the Environment; Huxley College of Environmental Studies

Editor in Chief

Woolston, DeAnna


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Elissa Torres; Copy Editor: Colleen Williams; Teaching Assistant: Scott Brennan; Staff: Jodi Broughton, Jonathan Duncan, Traci Edge, Greg Friedman, Will Hutto, Julie Irvin, Richard Navas, Mary-Belton Scurry, Taylor Talmage

Photography Editor

Pluymers, Paige Renee


Miles, John

Publisher (Digital Object)

Resources made available by The Planet and Special Collections, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Table of Contents

Politics of Growth

Living in a Boom Town: The Endless Costs of Thoughtless Growth

By Richard Navas

The Law of the Land: Good Times, Bad Times for Washington’s Growth Management Act

By Greg Friedman

Western Expansion: What Lies Down Western’s Red Brick Road?

By Traci Edge

Earth, Air and Water

Drinking Our Decisions: Growth in the Watershed

By Jodi Broughton

The Land of Much Rain: Breaking a Vicious Cycle on the Nooksack River

By Paige Renee Pluymers

A Dark Side of Development: Air Pollution

By Will Hutto

Versions of Vision: People See Different Things When Looking at Undeveloped Land

By Elissa Torres

Sustainable Solutions

Home Improvement: Environmentally Responsible Housing

By Julie Irvin

The Man with a Plan: Fenton Wilkenson: Working Toward a Sustainable Future

By Taylor Talmage

The Blithe Family: Living Simply in Bellingham

By Mary-Belton Scurry

Planning for Nature: A Photo-Essay of Whatcom County Park Lands and Green Spaces

By Jonathan Duncan




Publication at Western Washington University

Geographic Coverage

Washington (State)


Environmental Sciences | Higher Education | Journalism Studies


Student publication, Ecology, Environmental Studies

Document Type


Subject-Topical (LCSH)

Human ecology--Washington (State)--Periodicals; Ecology--Washington (State)--Periodicals

Subject-Names (LCNAF)

Western Washington University--Students--Periodicals; Huxley College of the Environment--Students--Periodicals


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The Planet, 1996, Winter

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