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Whatcom County Bans New Fossil Fuel Export Projects for the Next Six Months

by Sydney Brownstone Wait, they can do that? City of Seattle Whatcom County, the 200,000-person jurisdiction bordering both Canada and the Salish Sea, has taken an unusual, and maybe unprecedented, action to protect its constituents from coal train traffic and crude oil train derailments. Last week, Whatcom's County Council voted to ban all new unrefined fossil fuel export project permits for the next six months.
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