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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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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 …

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Whatcom County Council Creates COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, by Interfund Loan of Money from the County’s EDI Fund

In Local Government, News, Whatcom County Council by CTNW News

The Whatcom County Council has established a special revenue fund that will give them the cash flow to quickly respond to the coronavirus pandemic crisis. The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund will track and account for revenues used for the county’s rapidly expanding response to the virus which has already infected thousands and killed hundreds of people statewide. The county council …

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Local Lawmakers Hope to Revive Phillips 66 Joint Venture for the Green Apple-Renewable Diesel Project

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

How long should it take to determine the environmental
impacts of environmentally-friendly renewable energy projects?
The sudden cancellation of the Green Apple Project left Whatcom County leaders and legislators surprised and disappointed but determined to somehow bring the project stakeholders back to the table.