My Ferndale News | June 25, 2020 It is impossible to overstate the degree of uncertainty that defines today’s economic landscape. An economy that was booming mere months ago has been brought to its knees, with more than 30 million Americans unemployed and the path forward still opaque at best. It may be some time […]
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.
Whatcom Coalition for Economic Growth members Trevor Smith and John Huntley took to the airwaves to chat with Dick Donahue on KGMI 790 News about proposed regulations by the Whatcom County Council aimed at limiting business activity at Cherry Point. Trevor Smith represents the Laborers International Union and has lived in Whatcom since 1984, and […]