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Citizen Journalism Report: Whatcom County Council Meeting Apr. 10, 2018

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, Common Voices, Information Sources, Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom, Whatcom County Council by commonnw

Last Tuesday, April 10th, 2017, Whatcom County Council addressed and acquiesced to taking public comments on the contentious moratorium placed on Cherry Point Industrial businesses back in September of 2016. This report on the meeting has been provided for public released to CTNW for our Citizen Journalism reporting, courtesy of the Whatcom Business Alliance. Temporary, Cherry Point Moratorium Could Remain in …

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Apr. 3, 2018 – Port of Bellingham Meeting

In Common Voices, Local Government, News by commonnw

Citizen Journalist Report for: Port of Bellingham Board Meeting, April 3, 2018 Meeting was called to order by Port Commissioner President, Ken Bell, at 4:30 pm.  Also present were Vice President Bobby Briscoe and Secretary Michael Shepard. During the public comment session, a retired physician, Dr. Bergholz, (sp) presented for the 5th time to the Commission his concerns regarding the naming of …

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Citizen Journalist Report: WC Public Utilities District Meeting 3/27/2018

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, Local Government, News by commonnw

Date: Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 9:33 AM Subject: 3/27 Whatcom County Public Utilities Dept. (PUD) Meeting In comment period, WC PUD was asked why they have not supported their customers, Cherry Point Industries, who they serve with process water and one Refinery with electricity, also? This is their business and income and the WC PUD has been absent from …

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The Rising Costs to Live Here: Bellingham City Council Passes Climate Action Plan Update

In Common Voices, Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

On Monday evening, March 26, the Bellingham City Council passed Agenda Bill 21905, a resolution to enact an updated 119-page City of Bellingham Climate Protection Action Plan. Among other provisions, the plan policy would impose serious future limitations on use of fossil fuels. Reconsideration of a companion proposal for a task force to establish the extent to which it is …

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Feb. 27th, 2018 – Interim Moratorium AB2018-077: Imposing an Interim Moratorium on the Acceptance & Processing of Applications & Permits for New or Expanded Facilities

In Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

The Whatcom County Council approved introduction of AB2018-077, an interim moratorium on the issuance of permits for projects related to the exportation of fossil fuels. This action was approved by Councilmembers Buchanan, Ballew, Browne, Donovan, and Sidhu. Voting against the introduction of this item were Councilmembers Byrd and Brenner. The industries at Cherry Point continue to face a County Council …

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Jan. 30th, 2018 – Whatcom County Council Meeting – Hirst Initiated Moratorium Report

In Hirst Decision, Local Government, News, Whatcom County Council by commonnw

Councilman Donovan was the lone vote opposed.  The Council Chambers was filled with concerned property owners who need a permit which allows for a private-well to build on their property.  Many of those affected testified, Perry Eskridge and Roger Alsmskaar gave wise testimony which several council members mentioned when it came time to vote. Linda Twitchell of BIAWC sums it …