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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).

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Nov. 28, 2018 Planning Unit Meeting: Update for Whatcom County’s Water Planning Saga Continues

In Common Voices, Hirst Decision, Information Sources, Local Government, News, Whatcom County Council by CTNW News

The group tasked with assuring that locals have a say over water rights in Whatcom County is refusing to change fees, daily usage and metering requirements for new rural well owners. On Nov. 28, the Planning Unit for WRIA1 – the Water Resource Inventory Area designated by state law that includes the Nooksack River basin and Lake Whatcom – passed …

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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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2018 Whatcom County-wide Candidate Forum

In News by commonnw

On Thursday, Oct. 18th, 2018 Common Threads NW organized with the support of numerous other local organizations to host a political candidate forum. The forum was comprised of ‘3’ segments: Washington State Legislative Candidates Washington State Initiative’s I-1631, I-1639, I-1634 and I-940 Whatcom County Council At-Large, County Prosecutor, Public Utilities District, and Washington State Court of Appeals The sponsors of …