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Local Lawmakers Hope to Revive Phillips 66 Joint Venture for the Green Apple-Renewable Diesel Project

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

How long should it take to determine the environmental
impacts of environmentally-friendly renewable energy projects?
The sudden cancellation of the Green Apple Project left Whatcom County leaders and legislators surprised and disappointed but determined to somehow bring the project stakeholders back to the table.

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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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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).