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Planning Commission approves proposed new development rules to stop crude oil exports at Cherry Point

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, News by CTNW News

After a year of work the Whatcom County Planning Commission has finished making its changes to the proposed new development rules related to crude oil exports at the Cherry Point Industrial Area. The commission’s final changes are supported by the environmental group RE Sources and Cherry Point industry representatives, and were approved by the commission after an online public hearing …

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Governor Forum transcript – second hour

In Local Government, News, Uncategorized by CTNW News

Republican candidates: Loren CulpJoshua FreedPhil FortunatoTim Eyman First question: Would you support reducing the amount of executive authority the governor has during emergencies? Loren Culp: That’s a very timely question, isn’t it? Do we want to leave the power that King Inslee is throwing around in the executive office? My office is no. Absolutely not. No one person should have …

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Governor Forum transcript – first hour

In Local News, News, Uncategorized by CTNW News

Republican candidates: Loren CulpJoshua FreedPhil FortunatoTim Eyman Opening statement Loren Culp: Alright, thank you for having this and welcome everyone. I am Loren Culp, candidate for governor of Washington State. I’ve been a lifelong resident of Washington. I was raised in Jefferson County on a small farm outside of Chimacum, Washington, and I went to grade school and junior high …

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Council narrowly approves latest extension of Cherry Point crude oil export moratorium

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, Local Government, News, Whatcom County Council by CTNW News

For the ninth consecutive time, the Whatcom County Council has extended its interim moratorium on building crude oil exporting facilities in the Cherry Point industrial zone. This latest extension of the temporary ban narrowly passed by a vote of 4–3 at the council’s virtual public hearing on June 2, 2020. Councilmembers Tyler Byrd, Ben Elenbaas and Kathy Kershner voted against …