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Whatcom County Council Continues to Ignore the Voices from the Families, the Workers, the Businesses, and the Industries at Cherry Point, “Please Stop Your Destruction of Cherry Point Industries”

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, News by CTNW News

Council passes 6th-moratorium on Cherry Point Industries ‘and’ voted to use tax dollars to pay Cascadia Law (environmental law firm based in Seattle, WA) to rewrite the Cherry Point Industrial zoning regulations, aka “Cherry Point Comp Plan Update,” with the intent to send to your Whatcom County Planning Commission for review and advisement to the Council.

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Was the 2018 Whatcom County-wide Forum an Echo Chamber of Conservatism? Or, A Forum That Asked the Hard Questions Which Were Not Asked At Other Forums?

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

  Were you wondering what questions would be asked at a candidate forum? Why would you want to attend a political candidate forum? They’re all an echo chamber saying the same thing, aren’t they? Answer? No. The questions that were created for the 2018 Whatcom County-wide forum (and for the Skagit County-wide forum) were submitted by local groups who are …

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NO on I-1631: Laborers, Businesses, Families, and Voters Rally Against I-1631

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, Common Voices, Information Sources, Local Government, News by commonnw

Locals showed up on short notice to share their opposition to Initiative 1631 in downtown Bellingham at City Hall. The Bellingham City Council announced their plan to vote on supporting I-1631 and asking Bellingham to vote for the first ever “carbon tax,” which will remove $30 billion dollars from private citizens in new taxes and higher prices.

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Citizen Journalism: Port of Bellingham Meeting Report for Sept. 4, 2018

In Local Government, News by commonnw

The public meeting was called to order at 3:30 pm and immediately recessed to a closed executive session so board members could discuss potential litigation. The meeting reconvened at 4:30 pm. Board President Ken Bell, Vice President Bobby Briscoe and Secretary Michael Bell were all present. No action was taken during the closed executive session. Port of Bellingham Full Meeting …

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Citizen Journalism: Port of Bellingham Meeting Report for August 14, 2018

In Common Voices, News by commonnw

The meeting was called to order by President Ken Bell at 4:30 pm.  Vice President Bobby Briscoe attended by phone and Secretary Michael Sheppard was in attendance. Nineteen items were on the consent agenda.  Approvals on a 3-0 vote were the following: Minutes of the June 21, 2018 special Commission meeting Consent to Assignment and Modification of the HTCI System …

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Another Interim Moratorium for Cherry Point Industries

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

For a fifth time the Whatcom County Council has extended a moratorium on new or expanded fossil fuel facilities in the Cherry Point Urban Growth Area. New projects for shipping unrefined fossil fuels will continue to be banned for another 6 months until new permanent zoning laws are written. An ordinance imposing this latest moratorium was adopted Wednesday, August 8th, …