Bill Bryant on Environment
So why would they support Shell's arctic aspirations? Money, of course. The five commissioners all were recipients of gifts from oil companies or the company handling Shell's port in Seattle.
One can argue that all supporters of a port commissioner's campaign would naturally be the port's customers. But in hyper-green Seattle, all won their elections to some degree on their pro-environmental positions. Topping the list of hypocrites, Bill Bryant ran on the claim that "I am a committed conservationist."
He's also running for governor, so he needs the cash. And I guess he figures the electorate has short memories.
In 1989 he married Barbara Feasey, who grew up in Longview. Together, they've lived and worked on both sides of the Cascades. Bill's hero is the great conservationist and reformer Teddy Roosevelt. Bill and Barbara share this commitment to conservation, and together they've worked to protect the Nisqually River Basin, the Methow Valley and Puget Sound.
Bill has a genuine record of achievement and leadership protecting our state's natural beauty.