Dozens of citizens gathered at the Ferndale Library on Monday, April 22, 2019, to discuss the Dept. of Ecology’s proposed rule changes for new domestic groundwater wells in Whatcom County. The latest version of the proposed changes would limit withdrawals from new wells to 500 gallons per day for indoor domestic use.
Dave Onkels, lead negotiator for the Land Use Caucus has submitted a letter to the Department of Ecology emphasizing their intentions to enforce this law.
When is a fix not a fix? When the process to come to a consensus has been set up for failure because everyone was not at the same table ‘and’ that appears to have been the plan all along.
A last-ditch effort to approve an update to the Watershed Management Plan for Whatcom County on time fails but hope for local input is not lost. Other local entities involved appear to be allowing more time to reach agreement.
Jan. 6, 2019 Land Use Caucus Report
Whatcom Chapter, Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR), is providing its members and friends frequent reports on the Planning Unit caucuses and local governments efforts to update the County Water Management Plan, as required by the 2018 “Hirst fix” law, RCW 90.94.020. There are still major disagreements between several “non-gov’t” caucuses and some gov’t/environmental caucuses on some of the …