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This forum will address the possible economic impacts of the proposed coal terminal and generate a wider discussion of the project's economic concerns. Climate Solutions Senior Advisor Ross Macfarlane will be a key speaker!

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When Jan 08, 2013
from 07:00 pm to 09:30 pm
Where Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth Street, Bellingham
Contact Name Shannon Wright
Contact Phone 360-510-4766
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A CWB event to inform and inspire GPT "Scoping" comments

Please join us for this important event hosted by Communitywise Bellingham and the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship

This forum will address the possible economic impacts of the proposed coal terminal and generate a wider discussion of the project's economic concerns. Topics and speakers will include: 

  • Local Economic Risks and Costs of GPT
    Shannon Wright, Executive Director, Communitywise Bellingham    
  • Tax Implications of GPT
    David Stalheim, Former Planning Director, Whatcom County 
  • Overview of the City of Bellingham's Concerns and Actions to Date
    Michael Lilliquist, City Councilor, City of Bellingham 
  • Coal Export Impacts on Rail Infrastructure and Local Communities - A Regional Perspective
    Ross Macfarlane, Senior Advisor, Climate Solutions   
  • South Fork Rail Route and Impacts to Agriculture
    Nicole Brown, Safeguard the South Fork, WWU Professor, Co-owner Moondance Farm 
  • Brief Overview on Submitting a Scoping Comment
    Terry Weschler, Co-Founder, Protect Whatcom
  • Lummi Nation representative--invited 

Note that Gateway Pacific Terminal proponents SSA Marine and BNSF have not been invited to present at this forum. The project sponsors have already outlined their projected economic benefits through several reports. These reports can be viewed here.    

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Time:  7:00 - 9:30 pm
Location: Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth Street, Bellingham
Cost:  Free
Contact:  Shannon Wright (CWB) at 360-510-4766 or Deb Cruz (BUF) at 360-392-8552.

 

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