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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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2018-Feb & Mar: Organizing for Whatcom County – Citizen Journalists Report

In News, Organizing for Whatcom County, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

This week, Feb 27th – March 1st, has been brutal with meetings! Tuesday Feb. 27th: We started the day on Tuesday Feb. 27th, at the PUD meeting at 8:00 am -9:30 am, discussion centered on ESSB 6091; Whatcom County Council daytime and evening meetings ran from 10:30 am until 1:15 am Wed. morning; the Whatcom County Council (WCC) included a …

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Wanted: Citizen Journalists to Report on Local News

In Common Voices, Information Sources, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

When the dealing with local issues the best information comes from the firsthand reports of the people who are there. Common Threads NW’s mission is to focus on the common issues facing Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan and Island counties. These four areas are served by the 40th and 42nd Districts in Olympia and have similar leadership in place, with common …

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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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Feb. 7th, 2018 – #WakeUpWhatcom Update

In News, Organizing for Whatcom County, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

In this update: Last chance to request mail-in ballot for Conservation Dist. Election Whatcom County Planning update on permit exempt wells Realtors’ Association weighs in on County reactions to Hirst fix Growth Mgmt Hearings Board – new ruling on County Hirst compliance Just in – Well Owners meeting scheduled URGENT – URGENT -URGENT Last chance to request a mail-in ballot …

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Jan. 24th, 2018 – Planning Unit Meeting Report

In Hirst Decision, News, Organizing for Whatcom County, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

Subject: 1/24 Planning Unit Meeting The Planning Unit met on January 24th, 2018. The meeting was packed with interested people, including Eric Hirst, Carl Weimer, and an array of people who supported the Washington State Supreme Courts, Hirst decision. There was a large number of private well owners and supporters of the work being done by the Planning Unit (PU), …