Cherry Point http://www.kplu.org en Expansion Of 13-Year-Old Oil Terminal Just Now Getting Environmental Review http://www.kplu.org/post/expansion-13-year-old-oil-terminal-just-now-getting-environmental-review <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/160022871&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>An expansion of the Northwest’s largest oil terminal will be the subject of a public hearing before the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Army Corps of Engineers</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Portals/27/docs/regulatory/publicnotices/2014%20PNs/Special%20Public%20Notice%20BP%20Cherry%20Point%20(3).pdf" target="_blank">Thursday evening in Seattle</a>.&nbsp;Environmentalists</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are calling for limits on oil tanker traffic at BP’s docks at Cherry Point, north of Bellingham.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Environmental impact statements are usually heard before a project is built. But in an unusual twist, this hearing concerns a facility that’s been up and running for 13 years.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17854 at http://www.kplu.org Whatcom County Council Races Attracting Big Money Over Coal http://www.kplu.org/post/whatcom-county-council-races-attracting-big-money-over-coal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An unprecedented amount of outside money has been pouring into local elections in Whatcom County to fund both sides of the fight stemming from the proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four of the county council's seven seats are up for grabs. And two political action groups have formed to try and tip the balance in the Gateway Pacific project north of Bellingham.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10648 at http://www.kplu.org Whatcom County Council Races Attracting Big Money Over Coal