A landmark ruling for justice and common sense in this David and Goliath battle, now in it’s third year, was handed down on Wednesday, October 7.
The judge’s ruling was brief and clear following a three-hour hearing in Skagit County Superior Court. The Petitioners, BBC Broadcasting, had hired top Washington D.C. and Seattle legal teams to engage in a protracted battle to persuade Whatcom County to allow construction of five 50,000 watt radio towers in Point Roberts.
Whatcom County was represented by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Royce Buckingham. Robert Carmichael was counsel for the Cross Border Coalition and Conservation Society, a group of citizens from Point Roberts and Tsawassen B.C. The hearing lasted three hours. Due to the complexities of the case, many expected the judge’s decision would come at a later date. […]