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Bait and Switch – Whatcom County Committee of the Whole, January 15, 2019

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, News by commonnw

It appears that sometime in December, Councilman Donovan (as he stated in the COTW meeting) worked with Alex Ramel, Extreme Oil Field Director for STAND.earth; Eddy Ury, Clean Energy Program Manager forRE Sources and Tom Ehrlichman, Environmental Attorney withSalish Law, to draft even more expansive changes to impact the Cherry Point fossil fuel facilities. These changes expand conditional use permits for all fossil fuel facilities – refined and unrefined and expand SEPA and GHG analysis (see blog for more details).

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NO on I-1631: Laborers, Businesses, Families, and Voters Rally Against I-1631

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, Common Voices, Information Sources, Local Government, News by commonnw

Locals showed up on short notice to share their opposition to Initiative 1631 in downtown Bellingham at City Hall. The Bellingham City Council announced their plan to vote on supporting I-1631 and asking Bellingham to vote for the first ever “carbon tax,” which will remove $30 billion dollars from private citizens in new taxes and higher prices.

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Whatcom County Council Continues Search to Legally Restrict Growth at Cherry Point

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, Common Voices, News, Whatcom County Council by CTNW News

Whatcom County Council members continue to tweak their proposed new rules adding more hurdles to future growth for industries at Cherry Point. During their Special Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday Sept. 11, 2018, council members resumed discussion of preliminary draft Comprehensive Plan and zoning amendments that would affect Cherry Point. Planning and Development Services staff member Matt Aamot …

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Another Interim Moratorium for Cherry Point Industries

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

For a fifth time the Whatcom County Council has extended a moratorium on new or expanded fossil fuel facilities in the Cherry Point Urban Growth Area. New projects for shipping unrefined fossil fuels will continue to be banned for another 6 months until new permanent zoning laws are written. An ordinance imposing this latest moratorium was adopted Wednesday, August 8th, …

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Whatcom County Council to Introduce New Interim Moratorium for Cherry Point

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, Common Voices, Economy, Local Government, News, Whatcom County Council by commonnw

Whatcom County Council passes the introduction of a 5th interim moratorium on facilities at Cherry Point during their July 24th, 2018 meeting. Council members introduced ordinance (AB2018-077B) “Imposing an interim moratorium on accepting permits for new or expanded facilities in the Cherry Point urban growth area, the primary purpose of which would be the shipment of unrefined fossil fuels not …