Council Member Weimer’s Cherry Point Comprehensive Plan amendments: important for health of environment and for safety of refinery workers / Letter to Whatcom County Planning Commission, Dena Jensen

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October 24, 2016  Dena Jensen

Dear Whatcom County Planning Commission:

I have been reading through the comments posted on the Cherry Point Amendments page of the Whatcom County website.  In light of the comments made by Cherry Point refinery employees and contractors who emphasized their efforts to maintain safety as a priority in their workplace, I wanted to offer some additional information to consider that is not strongly represented yet in the comments to date. Continue reading

Transcript of Ron Colson’s comment at the 9/27/16 Public Hearing on the Interim Moratorium on unrefined Fossil Fuel facility expansion at Cherry Point / Facebook post, Coal Stop

September 29, 2016  Coal Stop
Our esteemed Whatcom County resident, Ron Colson was kind enough to share a transcript of his excellent comment that he offered at the Public Hearing on the Interim Moratorium on unrefined Fossil Fuel expansion at Cherry Point approved by the county council on Tuesday. Continue reading

Council support requested RE: Call to Action from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota / Letter to the Whatcom County Council, Dena Jensen

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August 28, 2016  Dena Jensen
Today at 5:34 PM

Dear Whatcom County Council:

First, please accept my sincere gratitude for your efforts, that will help serve to safeguard the lands, waters, life forms, and historic, cultural and spiritual resources at Cherry Point, in issuing your emergency moratorium on the acceptance and processing of applications and permits for new or expanded facilities in the Cherry Point Urban Growth Area, while the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan Amendments to Chapter 2 Land Use, Cherry Point UGA, proposed by Council Member Weimer are being reviewed by the Whatcom County Planning Commission.

I am also writing you today to make sure you are aware of a Call to Action from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota, who oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline. Continue reading

5,000 Mile Tribal Journey to Oppose Expanding Fossil Fuel Exports from West Coast / Press Release, Our Shared Responsibility: A Totem Pole Journey

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First coats of paint.  Photo credit, Paul Anderson

13 hrs August 6, 2016  Media Contact, Paul Anderson

lummitotempolejourney@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 2016

Bellingham (WA) On August 23 the House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation will begin a 5,000-mile trip across the western United States and Canada with a 22-foot long totem pole to bring attention to proposed fossil fuel terminals, oil trains, coal trains, and oil pipelines and the threat they pose to tribes and local communities.

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“I can clearly see that the issue is not petroleum vs. environment.” – Whatcom County Council Member Satpal Sidhu / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access video on YouTube of Councilmember Sidhu’s statement made at the July 26, 2016 Whatcom County Council meeting. Councilmember Sidhu’s statement starts at approximately 58:35 on the recording if the video does not automatically start playing at that point.

August 1, 2016  Dena Jensen Continue reading

Comment regarding Council member Carl Weimer’s proposed changes (in Chapter 2) / Facebook post, Sj Robson

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Page three of Sandy’s suggested revisions of Council Member Weimer’s edits of Chapter 2 Land Use for Whatcom County’s Comprehensive plan.  All pages of Sandy’s suggested revisions are available to view in the post below.

33 mins  July 7, 2016  Sandy Robson

I hope those of you reading this post will review the changes I proposed to our County’s Comprehensive Plan relating to Council member Carl Weimer’s proposed changes (in Chapter 2), and if you agree that the changes I suggested would be important to include in our County Comp Plan, I encourage you to submit a comment to the County Council [at council@co.whatcom.wa.us ] supporting my suggested changes. The next Council meeting at which Council member Weimer’s proposed changes will be considered is July 12th. Continue reading