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The future of thousands of local jobs and millions of critical tax dollars from Cherry Point industries is at risk, along with the future of our community.

You probably haven't heard, but new rules are being quietly rushed through the County Council that would prevent refineries operating in Cherry Point from making key operational upgrades. These upgrades are needed to adapt to dramatic shifts in U.S. and global market conditions.

The rush to add additional regulations could have serious economic impacts not just for citizens directly employed by Cherry Point, but throughout our entire county.

The Whatcom Coalition for Economic Growth shares a commitment to developing alternative energy solutions – we believe that there's no better place for the benefits of energy innovation than here in Whatcom county. But these new regulations simply go too far — if passed, it would set us back and may even prevent us from growing our renewable energy business.

That's why we need sensible and balanced solutions – Whatcom citizens deserve better. Learn more. Your voice counts.

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Not All Employers are Created Equal

When discussing job creation, it is clear that some jobs are far more beneficial to the general welfare than others. That’s the hard-nosed economic conclusion of the independent 2019 Cherry Point Economic Impact Study conducted by Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research. This research updated the 2014 study previously conducted by Western Washington […]

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