“Should work toward completion of the EIS be resumed, a new schedule will be developed.” / Noisy Waters Northwest, Dena Jensen

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September 19, 2016  Dena Jensen

Okay, what’s past is past.  The vote was cast to extend the contract for the GPT EIS Preparation.  But a sell job was done by the Whatcom County Executive office and I think it is important to understand how it was a sell job.  I believe I have pinned this down for my own understanding and maybe this explanation will help others understand why “contract completion” of the GPT EIS preparation contract is not accurate to describe what has now been approved by the Whatcom County Council, and why “contract suspension” is accurate and clearly indicates the EIS preparation, thus the contract, will not be completed, and can carry on in the future if the county and CH2M HILL agree to do so.  Continue reading

Please approve an extension for the emergency moratorium to protect Cherry Point / Letter to Whatcom County Council, Dena Jensen

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Click the graphic to access the full copy of Ordinance 2016-031

September 18, 2016  Dena Jensen

Dear Whatcom County Council:

I have been trying to think if I have anything to say, now that you have already cast your votes to remain in a relationship with GPT proponents/consultants for another six months.

Here’s what I have and I deliver it in an effort to have it be helpful in future considerations and actions by the County Council: Continue reading

Our question to Whatcom County remains: Where are those documents? / Public Comment to Whatcom County Council, Sandy Robson / Commentary by Dena Jensen

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GPT Project Documents listed on  Whatcom County’s GPT webpage as of 11 a.m. September 14, 2016, after the Whatcom County Council meeting on September 13, 2016.  Click the graphic to see if it has perhaps been updated with more records.

September 14, 2016 Sandy Robson

“Beyond that I want to go on record, most of all what I was writing about – I felt was really important  – is that our county administration, Jack Louws and his administration, have refused to put correspondence and documents related to the GPT project on the GPT page of the county website. They had two documents, only, on there for the entirety of 2016 until myself and a few handful of people started writing them on – I believe it was July 29th – and asked them: where are those documents?

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Minor Earthquake in Sudden Valley Is A Valuable Reminder / Whatcom Unified Emergency Management, Public Information Officer

Last night, at approximately 11:50 PM a magnitude 3.2 earthquake occurred near Lake Whatcom and the Sudden Valley area.  While there has been no reported damage from this earthquake, it serves as a good reminder to the community that Whatcom County is part of a seismically active area of the country. […]

Read the Public Information Officer’s full post on the Whatcom Unified Emergency Management’s website here.

After all, there is Amendment No. 6 already drawn-up, ready and waiting for GPT proponents / Facebook post, Sj Robson

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September 5, 2016  Sandy Robson

At the upcoming September 13th Whatcom County Council meeting the Council will be presented a contract Amendment to Contract No. 201205028, the contract between Whatcom County and CH2M Hill (EIS consultant) for preparation of the EIS for the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) and Custer Spur Modification project. Continue reading