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Whatcom County Council to hold public work session on Cherry Point Amendments

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

The Whatcom County Council will hold a public virtual work session on Oct. 20, 2020, to discuss its latest concerns about the proposed new development rules related to crude oil exports at the Cherry Point Industrial Area. All interested parties are invited to join in. This work session will go over some of the concerns raised by councilmembers Todd Donovan …

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Moratorium on unrefined fossil fuel exports at Cherry Point extended yet again

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

For the eighth time, the Whatcom County Council has extended a moratorium on new or expanded crude oil exporting facilities in the Cherry Point Industrial Zone — home to some of the county’s biggest employers. Any new projects that would increase exports of crude oil or other unrefined fossil fuels will not be permitted for another six-months until the council …

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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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Bait and Switch – Whatcom County Committee of the Whole, January 15, 2019

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, News by commonnw

It appears that sometime in December, Councilman Donovan (as he stated in the COTW meeting) worked with Alex Ramel, Extreme Oil Field Director for STAND.earth; Eddy Ury, Clean Energy Program Manager forRE Sources and Tom Ehrlichman, Environmental Attorney withSalish Law, to draft even more expansive changes to impact the Cherry Point fossil fuel facilities. These changes expand conditional use permits for all fossil fuel facilities – refined and unrefined and expand SEPA and GHG analysis (see blog for more details).