Local View: Anti-growth interests obstruct new jobs, affordable housing

In Hirst Decision, News by Ashley Butenschoen

A word from Senator Doug Ericksen: Whatcom County decision shows need for household-well legislation This week Whatcom County announced a 6-month moratorium on new wells, stopping new construction in rural areas. This ought to show everyone that last year’s Hirst decision by the state Supreme Court has created a crisis the Legislature must address. The ruling imposes costly and likely …