Articles published Tue, Aug 2, 2011
Discussions break down over 1999 Cherry Point terminal settlement agreement
Quite a bit's gone down today and yesterday regarding the $600 million Gateway Pacific Terminal proposed for the Cherry Point area south of Birch Bay. First, it was Whatcom County council member Carl Weimer's discovery of cleared trees and grated dirt roads at the site proposed for the terminal; work, it turned out, that did not have county approval. Now it appears attempts at altering the 1999 settlement agreement reached with a variety of state and environmental groups to reflect the changes SSA Marine has made to the project since 1997 have fallen through.