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Whatcom County Imposed 60 Day Moratorium On Unrefined Oil Projects

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThere were good reasons to exempt railroads from local control when they were first built across North America, but that has changed. The railways might never have been built, if the had not been protected from a multitude of municipal taxes and regulations. There are different challenges today. The question is whether local communities have a right to decide what projects make sense for them. This is the central issue behind the council vote Tuesday night, when Whatcom County imposed 60 day moratorium on unrefined oil projects.

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Lawsuits Filed Over Flawed Joint Review Panel Recommendation For Northern Gateway Pipeline

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMFour lawsuits have been filed to block Cabinet from following the Joint Review Panel’s recommendation that the Northern Gateway Project be allowed to proceed.
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