Puget Sound Business Journal | March 17, 2020 In Northwest Washington the Cherry Point Industrial Zone is the epicenter of Whatcom County’s economy. Cherry Point and Whatcom County is a cautionary tale we should all be aware of as local governments engage on energy issues and the use of our industrial lands. Companies at Cherry Point […]
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.
Andrew Gamble, a Marine and Safety Operations Advisor to Petrogas as well an Energy Industry Representative on the Whatcom County Business and Commerce Advisory Committee, recently wrote an op-ed for My Ferndale News speaking out against the County Council’s proposed changes for Cherry Point and the devastating impact they’d have on the county. The changes […]