Friday, January 4, 2013

Economic impacts forum on the GPT coal terminal

CommunityWise Bellingham is sponsoring an economic impacts forum on the GPT coal terminal on Tuesday, January 8th, 7 PM at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth Street, Bellingham. The Forum 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 McFarlane, Senior Advisor, Climate Solutions
  • South Fork Rail Route & Impacts to Agriculture
    Nicole Brown, Safeguard the South Fork, WWU Professor, Co-owner Moondance Farm
  • Brief Overview on Submitting a Scoping CommentTerry Weschler, Co-Founder, Protect Whatcom

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