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Op-Ed: A Drought Plan for Whatcom County, but Without Public Process…

In Common Voices, Information Sources by Kris Halterman

This year has seen lower than usual rainfall locally, which has led Governor Inslee to add Whatcom County (actually, the Nooksack Watershed, aka WRIA 1*) to the list of state areas already under a drought emergency declaration.
By itself, the Governor’s declaration does not provide the robust response that a serious drought would warrant. What is needed is a local plan, understood and supported by the public, which guides preparation for drought years during years prior to a drought, and effective drought responses when one occurs.

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Citizen Journalist Report: WC Public Utilities District Meeting 3/27/2018

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, Local Government, News by commonnw

Date: Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 9:33 AM Subject: 3/27 Whatcom County Public Utilities Dept. (PUD) Meeting In comment period, WC PUD was asked why they have not supported their customers, Cherry Point Industries, who they serve with process water and one Refinery with electricity, also? This is their business and income and the WC PUD has been absent from …