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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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Planning Commission approves proposed new development rules to stop crude oil exports at Cherry Point

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, News by CTNW News

After a year of work the Whatcom County Planning Commission has finished making its changes to the proposed new development rules related to crude oil exports at the Cherry Point Industrial Area. The commission’s final changes are supported by the environmental group RE Sources and Cherry Point industry representatives, and were approved by the commission after an online public hearing …

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Whatcom County Council Creates COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, by Interfund Loan of Money from the County’s EDI Fund

In Local Government, News, Whatcom County Council by CTNW News

The Whatcom County Council has established a special revenue fund that will give them the cash flow to quickly respond to the coronavirus pandemic crisis. The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund will track and account for revenues used for the county’s rapidly expanding response to the virus which has already infected thousands and killed hundreds of people statewide. The county council …

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Whatcom County Prepares for Coronavirus Emergency

In News, Whatcom County Council by CTNW News

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has reached Whatcom County and the County Council has allotted a quarter-million dollars for an emergency response. County Executive Satpal Sidhu declared a public health emergency on March 10, 2020 after the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a case of COVID-19 in a Whatcom County resident. The individual is a woman in her 60’s …

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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.