Oil refinery at night

Encourage Whatcom County Council to pass groundbreaking land use code governing oil refineries

From Re-Sources.org:

Whatcom County Council will vote as early as this summer on groundbreaking changes to the land use code that governs heavy-impact industries, especially oil refineries, at Cherry Point. We are very hopeful they will pass these amendments, improving the process for considering and permitting new projects at Cherry Point’s existing heavy industries. 

Whatcom will likely be the first county in the western United States to prohibit new fossil fuel transshipment facilities, coal plants, piers and wharves in its biggest industrial zone, as well as pass several other measures to protect public health and the environment. 

Thank the Council for their work in this process!

Peter Schulte

Peter Schulte is the founder and editor of Kindling. Peter is also Senior Digital Engagement Associate for the Pacific Institute and the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate, connecting businesses to sustainable water practices. Peter holds a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. in Sustainable Systems from Pinchot University. He lives in Bellingham, WA, USA with his wife, son, and cat.

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