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Educational Forum Series: Economic Impacts of GPT

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Educational Forum Series: Economic Impacts of GPT

Time: January 8, 2013 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Location: Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
Street: 1207 Ellsworth St.
City/Town: Bellingham
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Phone: 360-392-8552
Event Type: forum
Organized By: Deborah Cruz
Latest Activity: Dec 27, 2012

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Join Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship and Communitywise Bellingham in the third forum in our series addressing the aquatic, health, economic and climate change impacts of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal. The goal of the forum is to provide our community with information on possible economic impacts of GPT, in order to inspire and inform scoping comments, as well as generate a wider discussion of the project's economic concerns. Speaker/topics include:

Local Economic Risks and Costs of GPT
Shannon Wright, Executive Director, Communitywise Bellingham

Tax Implications of GPT
David Stalheim, Get Whatcom Planning Blog, Former Whatcom County Planning Director

Overview of the City of Bellingham’s Concerns and Actions to Date
Michael Lilliquist, City of Bellingham Council Member

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

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