On July 18th, 2013  Whatcom County Democrats also known as WhatcomWins passed a resolution through their membership (over 80% yes) to ban any further development on Cherry Point and work “to educate the surrounding community as to the importance of preserving and restoring the lands and waters on and adjacent to Cherry Point..

The Democratic Party, here in Whatcom County, has been a potent and powerful force in Whatcom County politics and policies for many years as past elections attest to.  When they wish to “educate” the public it generally can be taken that this “education” may very well become future policy.

You will have to decide for yourself but many see this as not only a no nonsense threat to the family wage jobs that Cherry Point may provide in the future… but a very real threat to the jobs provided by those businesses currently at Cherry Point.

Even if, as the Democratic Party Chair said on KGMI PM Bellingham recently, this is an “extremist and inflammatory” resolution… threatening people’s economic futures and closing the door to new opportunities doesn’t strike me as good policy.  Read the Democratic Party resolution hereRead the press release from the Republican Party here.

This is election Time…REMEMBER TO VOTE NOVEMBER 5th.

Even though an endorsement does not mean a candidate is in lock step with the endorsing organization…: This Democratic Party Resolution deserves a stand from all candidates on whether the candidate wants all jobs to disappear at Cherry Point.
Here are the candidates and their e-mail addresses.  E mail them your opinion.
County Council Positions:
Endorsed by Whatcom Wins:
1st District     Barry Buchanan  barrybuchanan46@aol.com
2nd District    Ken Mann           ken@votekenmann.com
3rd District    Karl Weimer        electcarl@voteweimer.com
At Large:      Rud Browne        Rud@VoteRudBrowne.com
Not Endorsed by Whatcom Wins:
    1st District               2nd District          3rd District           At-Large
 
Kathy Kershner                        Ben Elenbaas             Michelle Luke         Bill Knutzen

contact@voteKathyKershner.com                   michelle@votemichelleluke.com

ben@elenbaasforcouncil.com                                                   bill@knutzenforcouncil.com

 

State Legislative Contacts:

40th District

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Senator Kevin Ranker                Representative Jeff Morris       Representative Kristie Lytton

E-mail & Other Info                      E-mail & Other Info                E-Mail & Other Info

Olympia Office:                           Olympia Office:                      Olympia Office:
215 John A. Cherberg Bldg            436A Legislative Building         310 John L. O’Brien Building
PO Box 40440                                PO Box 40600                         PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0440               Olympia, WA 98504-0600        Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7678                              (360) 786-7970                              (360) 786-7800

 

42nd District

 

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Senator Doug Ericksen               Representative Jason Overstreet   Representative Vincent Buys

E-mail & Other Info                    E-Mail & Other Info                       E-Mail & Other Info

Olympia Office:                         Olympia Office:                            Olympia Office:
414 Legislative Building              422 John L. O’Brien Building           470 John L. O’Brien Building
PO Box 40442                             PO Box 40600                                PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0442            Olympia, WA 98504-0600               Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7682                           (360) 786-7980                              (360) 786-7854

 

Current Government Environmental dogma:

  • The Earth is warming   
  • Increase in Carbon Dioxide is the only cause that matters.  
  • Carbon Dioxide increase is caused by human activity.

Conclusion of the dogma:

  1. Warming is happening, warming will continue to happen, warming will increase (INTO THE FUTURE) based on Human Behavior only.
  2. Human policy in Washington State will be dictated on this conclusion and we must comply with all policies to save the earth from Carbon and only Carbon “overheating” IN THE FUTURE.
  3. Washington State MUST lead in Carbon Only reduction by spending its tax dollars, potential jobs and give up its inexpensive power to get this done.

Professor Emeritus Don Easterbrook of WWU testified March 26th, 2013 in front of the Washington State Senate’s Energy Environment & Telecommunications Committee.  The Link to the testimony is here.

Let your legislators know you want common sense legislation and common sense energy costs AND a real definition for “Green Energy”.

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Long time observer of State and Local Politics. Charlie was born and raised in Whatcom County Washington. Served in the US Air Force in the 70's and served for 12 years on the Meridian School Board (north of Bellingham Washington) and a stint on the County Charter Review Commission. Retired except for Blogging and enjoying life.

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