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Fred Felleman made a powerful showing Tuesday in his bid to return to the Position 5 seat on the Port of Seattle Commission, winning 70% of the vote while his closest competitor in a three-candidate race, attorney Garth Jacobson, captured 22%.
"The airport has been growing at great rates over the years, and we are very cognizant of our impacts of our surrounding communities, and especially for our kids" said Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman. “The kids are our future and they need to be able to have a quiet school to be able to learn in. And so we have invested over $61 million to date, and this $9 million further investment by our Senator and our great Congressman Adam Smith really makes a contribution into the future that we are committed to continuing.”
“The Port of Seattle is affirming its commitment to be the cleanest and greenest port in the United States,” said Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman. “With the installation of this solar array on top of Port headquarters we are shining the light on the Port’s commitment to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.”
"These very narrow waters will have that tug escort improved," explained Felleman, pointing at a map of Rosario Strait. "Having a tugboat is the ultimate source of redundancy back-up. You have a whole separate engine, a whole separate router, a whole separate crew."
Washington Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz came out to Elliott Bay on Monday to talk up the oysters growing in the shallows that are expected to provide natural filtration of pollutants in the Puget Sound.
The Port of Seattle teamed up with the Puget Sound Restoration Fund and Washington Department of Resources to seed the bay with native Olympia oysters back in October as part of its Blue Carbon Pilot Project.
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman warmly praised Boeing and Alaska Airlines for their efforts, but said the Pacific Northwest must do more.
The Port of Seattle is holding its first summit on sustainable aviation fuels. It’s part of a push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from flights that originate at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Felleman's campaign has raised $12,500 since January and he's loaned his campaign another $1,000, according to reports filed with the state's Public Disclosure Commission.
There's an effort in Washington state to clean up commercial aviation, starting with fuel. The Port of Seattle held an aviation summit to talk about ways to move the industry from fossil fuels to biofuels.
From Sea-Tac Airport: The Port of Seattle today announced the grand opening of Sacred Circle Gift Shop, owned and operated by United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Located inside the main terminal on Concourse A, Sacred Circle offers authentic, Native-designed items from Northwest Coast and Coast Salish, including jewelry, clothing and accessories, art, glassware and gifts.