Permit Applications Filed By BP Reflect Larger, Longer Operations / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

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Click the graphic to access a full copy of BP’s 08/14/17, Notice of Construction and Permit Application with the Northwest Clean Air Agency

4:40am  September 4, 2017  Wendy Harris

New compressors and ancillary equipment are all the rage at Cherry Point, with BP’s application following on the heels of the Petrogas application. BP asserts that this equipment exceeds the air quality standards and reduces pollution. Oh, and they are also asking, in addition to this new construction, for approval of other pollution reducing equipment for the Flare Gas Recovery Unit, for use during maintenance events. Gas recovered will be used “as refinery fuel gas.” Continue reading

Major Development on Lake Whatcom at Lake Whatcom Wildwood Resort / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

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Click the graphic to view this full document on the Whatcom County website.

June 10, 2017  Wendy Harris

The county intends to issue a SEPA Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) for the most significant development on the shorelines of Lake Whatcom that I have seen in the last 10 years. It is being done under the optional DNS procedures of SEPA which does not allow for a public hearing. The public may provide written comment on this project until July 5th.http://www.whatcomcounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/28929. Continue reading

WBA SEPA appeal of Cherry Point Amendments scheduled for mid-March / Facebook post, Sj Robson

 

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Click the link to view a PDF file of the WBA’s SEPA Appeal paper work

 

1 hr  February 9, 2017

–Whatcom Business Alliance’s SEPA appeal of the DNS issued for the Cherry Point Amendments is scheduled for a March 15, 2017 hearing, at 1:30 PM–

The Whatcom Business Alliance (WBA), headed up by President Tony Larson, filed a SEPA appeal of the Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) that was issued by Whatcom County Planning and Development Services, for the Cherry Point Amendments to the 2016 County Comprehensive Plan Update. Continue reading

The Whatcom County Planning Commission Presents Theater of The Absurd: The Cherry Point Amendments / Facebook Post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

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Click the graphic to view the November 1, 2016 Cherry Point Memo and attached documents which are part of the meeting materials for the November 10, 2016 Planning Commission work session on the Cherry Point amendments

4:25am  November 5, 2016  Wendy Harris
The County Planning Commission is meeting on Thursday, the 10th, (6:30 PM in council chambers) and I was extremely disappointed to review on the agenda the ridiculous “alternative approaches” for the SEPA review, trumped up by the administration in the hopes of derailing the Weimer Cherry Point amendments. Continue reading

A way for Whatcom County to expire PIT’s permit application for the proposed GPT project / Facebook post, Sj Robson

2 hrs  October 19, 2016  Sandy Robson

At the September 13, 2016, County Council Finance and Administrative Services Committee meeting, during discussion about the then-proposed contract Amendment No. 5.1 for the preparation of the EIS for the GPT project Whatcom County Deputy Executive Tyler Schroeder did not fully inform, County Council members on the subject of expiring Pacific International Terminals’ (PIT) local permit applications for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project.  Continue reading

The Samish Crest Logging Application; SEPA Review (Comments Due 10.19.16) / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

 

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Click the graphic to access City of Bellingham Current Planning Notices, where this notice and accompanying documents are about halfway down on the webpage at the date of this post.

 

6:00am  October 17, 2016  Wendy Harris

The Samish Crest Logging Application; SEPA Review
(Comments Due 10.19.16)

Need another reason to be concerned about an attempt to log 30% of this undeveloped habitat corridor in advance of eventual multi-million dollar homes?

How about this? Old Growth Forest. Continue reading