The Bellingham Herald | ROBERT MITTENDORF | June 03, 2020 Whatcom County Council members approved a six-month ban Tuesday, June 2, on filing, accepting or processing new applications for most new or expanded facilities for shipping unrefined fossil fuels that won’t be processed or used at the Cherry Point industrial zone. It’s the ninth such […]
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.
Dear Coalition Members: We need your help. The Whatcom County Council recently voted to introduce its ninth consecutive, six-month Cherry Point Fossil Fuel Moratorium. Whatcom Councilmember Kathy Kershner, who voted against introduction of the ninth Cherry Point fossil fuel moratorium, said during debate that “… the ban is bad for business, particularly as the local […]