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Citizen Journalism: Port of Bellingham Meeting Reports for July 10th

In Common Voices, Information Sources, Local Government, News by commonnw

Report for Port of Bellingham Board Meeting, July 10, 2018 The public meeting opened at 3:30 pm and immediately recessed to a closed. Executive Session. The meeting reconvened at 4:30 pm. Board President Ken Bell, Vice President Bobby Briscoe, and Secretary Michael Bell were all present, with Briscoe attending by phone. Bell said no action was taken during the closed Executive Session. …

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Families struggle to get by in Whatcom County

In Common Voices, Economy, News by commonnw

More studies are confirming what we already know – that it’s getting harder for families to get by in Whatcom County. This article, published by the Lynden Tribune, speaks to the United Ways claim of how local families struggle to make it in Whatcom County. United Way 2016 analysis shows recession isn’t over for many working families… Almost two-fifths of …

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Whatcom County Council Studys How to Prevent Increased Train Oil Car Traffic. Will They Spend More to Study How to Prevent Increased Pipeline Traffic and Processing at Cherry Point, Too?

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

In 2016 the Whatcom County Council passed a moratorium on permitting for new projects related to fossil fuels in the Cherry Point Industrial Zone. At the same time the Council also approved spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a study to stop the expansion (growth) or exports of fossil fuels from these facilities, too. The focus of that study was …

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Citizen Journalism: Port of Bellingham May 1, 2018

In Common Voices, Information Sources, Local Government, News by commonnw

The meeting was called to order by President Ken Bell at 4:30 pm.  Vice President Bobby Briscoe and Secretary Michael Shepard were in attendance. No comments were made during the public comment period. Minutes for the April 17th meeting were approved. Seven consent items were approved without comment.  They included: The consent to assignment of fueling premises and assets including …

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Ignoring Costs to Community the Bellingham City Council Approves 100% Green Energy Agenda

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

WHATCOM BUSINESS ALLIANCE NEWS UPDATE     City of Bellingham Passes Clean Energy Measure Industry warnings about costs, reliability overruled, by Brett Bonner, WBA Public Policy Director The Bellingham City Council has decided to move the city toward 100% renewable electricity, heating and transportation by 2035. The Council voted Monday night (5/7/18) in favor of a resolution that energy industry representatives say …