Takeaways From 'Return To The Salish Sea'

KNKX Public Radio Seattle

Visionary Bert Webber, a Canadian professor emeritus at Western Washington University, is the man who came up with the term, Salish Sea and fought for decades to get it recognized. He says back in the 80s, it was concern about crude oil from Alaska coming through the Strait of Juan De Fuca that got them thinking about the need to name and protect the whole ecosystem. 

“Vessel traffic has increased in number, especially in the last five years and will even more in the next four or five years,” Webber says. “There is major concern about the impacts of a vessel going aground or being in a collision and having to deal with a major oil spill.”

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:04am