Whatcom County Council http://www.kplu.org en Activist Groups Seek Tighter State Scrutiny Of Oil Trains, Export Terminal Permits http://www.kplu.org/post/activist-groups-seek-tighter-state-scrutiny-oil-trains-export-terminal-permits <p>Faced with increasingly volatile sources of crude from the&nbsp;Bakken&nbsp;oil fields in North Dakota, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week issued an executive order directing his state agencies to review safety regulations and response plans.</p><p>Now community activists in Washington are asking Gov. Jay&nbsp;Inslee&nbsp;to do the same for the state’s coast.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 13198 at http://www.kplu.org Activist Groups Seek Tighter State Scrutiny Of Oil Trains, Export Terminal Permits 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