Cherry Point Coalition

The Cherry Point Coalition is a group of businesses and related stakeholders who have stepped forward to challenge the Whatcom County Council changes to the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan. The changes proposed a tax payer study to find legal ways to restrict the export of fossil fuels from Cherry Point which directly impacts the viability of Whatcom County's highest paying jobs. The changes also remove the possibility of a fourth pier which drastically reduces the possibilities for economic development in Whatcom County.

Letters and Documents of Importance

42nd Legislative District Representatives Letter to Whatcom County Council (May 2, 2017) - the legislative delegation has heard from a number of constituents in their district including employees, employers and supporters of Cherry Point about destructive regulatory proposals by the Council.

WBA Letter to County Council (March 21, 2017) - this letter states the WBA's opposition to the extension of the Cherry Point moratorium.

Letter from BP (March 21, 2017) - this letter states BP's basis for opposition to the extended moratorium that was voted on and passed the County Council on March 21st.

Letter from BP (March 7, 2017) - this letter is in response to the recent proposed changes to the Cherry Point Amendment for discussion at the March 7, 2017 Special Committee of the Whole.

Whatcom County Council meeting packet (March 7, 2017) - this is the packet of information for the Council discussion on the Cherry Point Amendment as of March 7th.

Planning Commission Findings (January 12, 2017) - the final language of the Cherry Point Amendment that was passed from the Planning Commission to the County Council on January 12, 2017.

WBA Letter to the County Council (September 27, 2016) - letter from WBA legal representation warning of possible unconstitutionality of moratorium.

Cherry Point Impact Study - drafted and released by the WBA in October 2014.