Talks fail in attempt to revive renewable diesel plant at Cherry Point Refinery

  Environmental NGO's resist efforts for an agreement in building large-scale renewable diesel plant Project at Cherry Point. The project was declared dead by the companies as of March 20th Background: In a Jan 21st breaking story on the Fourth Corner here  “Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group INC. were discontinuing their effort to construct a large-scale renewable diesel plant in Ferndale, Washington, the companies announced today.” The full press release here. Current Information: ...

State Senator wants re-examination of state energy strategy.

SB 5116  Passed in the 2019 Legislature is a concern to utilities and energy providers so says Sen Doug Ericksen The measure requires early termination of major sources of baseload power and the complete elimination of natural gas by 2045. Senator Doug Ericksen of the 42nd District has called for these concerns to be addressed by the Energy committee in this fall's hearings. More Information: Eliminating baseload generating capacity without planning for its replacement ...

Sept 12th Planning Commission Meeting Continues Cherry Point Zoning discussion… Moratorium 3 years and counting.

What some call "Moratorium" government continues with the County Planning Commission having another hearing on possible changes to the Comprehensive plans on Cherry Point on Thursday September 12th at the Whatcom County Courthouse.   This continues a 3 year process by the County Council that included the hiring of a legal firm to try to overturn the commerce clause in the US Constitution; to the County Council preventing the capability of a business to ...

Carbon Tax coming?; Voter Disconnect; Hirst a failure? Bellingham Mayor Candidates

Carbon Tax Anyway? Carbon Tax Initiative 1631 turned down in 36 of 39 Washington Counties; and garnering only 44% of the vote is back in the spotlight and a version may be passed by the State Legislature... over the people's obvious objections to a carbon tax... after the Democrats took over the State Legislature last November. Sen Steven Hobbs Democrat 44th District Sen Hobbs (Democrat) Lk Stevens has proposed a .15 cent ...

Green Manifesto in WA.; Congrats to Schools; Local Farmers to Gather; Higher Prop Taxes

Remember to Vote in Conservation election March 26th Washington State Legislature moving legislation that implements many of the National "Green Manifesto" goals. Here are the top 5 Goals of the National Green Manifesto Resolution Even The Washington Post opinion page says the Green Manifesto is "make believe" The following are just three reasons why..  Here is the full Washington Post Commentary article. No current Technology. The trouble is that the technology doesn’t seem to ...

URGENT ALERT: City Council to hold hearing to endorse the Carbon Tax Initiative. A “No Energy Tax” Rally Planned

Please make certain you turn in your voted ballot ASAP.   The Bellingham City Council is holding a hearing Monday night at 7:00PM on supporting the "new tax" on Carbon to be voted on in the current election.   Mike Peetoom At-Large County Council Candidate: Suggests that people show up on Monday October 22nd at 5:30 in front of City Hall to rally before they testify to the Council on "how harmful this new ...

No decision on Conservation election and 100% Renewable energy in Bellingham will be expensive

State Conservation District Board Decides not to Certify Whatcom County Conservation District Election All but 2 of the 45 Conservation Districts in the State of Washington had their elections certified by the Washington State Conservation Commission board at their last meeting. The Whatcom County election was not included in the lists of  certified elections. Supervisor Larry Helm This means that Larry Helm will continue to serve as a local district supervisor until ...

Ballot title court fight sustains AG Ferguson not informing voters! A Carbon Tax by any other name is Still a Carbon Tax

Glen Morgan took the Tax and Spend Environmental Interest and Attorney General Bob Ferguson to court  to make a ballot measure more clear to the voters... NOTE: Glen Morgan is one half of the FULL CONTACT ACTIVISM TOUR that begins May 10th. (See Flyer below for details) Background: An Initiative Measure (No. 1631) was filed March 13th with the Secratary of State's office and may be on the ballot this fall if it gets ...

City giving 35,000 gallons a week to Lummi Tribal Sewer and Water District for Slater Road Construction Project.

This story is another in the series of stories that have arisen because of the Hirst Decision and about the reaction to that decision of local entities. Some of the Stories that the Fourth Corner have provided are Lummi Nation Needs City of Bellingham Water.   And this one by Tribal Leader Tim Bellew...Lummi Leader says NO to Hirst Fix. Tribal Leader Tim Bellew No lack of Water in the City of ...

Whatcom County Meeting Reports Feb 26 to Mar 2nd

Report from the trenches A summary of Local Meetings of Interest from February 26th to March 2nd 2018 Tuesday, February 26th PUD (Public Utility District) meeting, From 8:00 AM-9:30 AM, ESSB6091( State Mandated Hirst Fix) , took up much time and discussion. Also on Tuesday Februrary 26th Whatcom County Council meeting, From 10:30 AM Tuesday until  1:15 AM Wednesday Morning Included: An hour presentation by attorney Brown of Cascadia Law Services reporting to the  ...

Go to Top