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The local chapter of RE Sources for a Sustainable Community sent out a "call to action" to their supporters which urges them to bombard the Whatcom County Council with form letters to ask that the Council vote to extend the Cherry Point Industries moratorium. They made it super-easy for their members to bombard the Council by providing them with a pre-written form letter which they'll submit for them at no cost, this same organization who receives "thousands-of-your-tax-dollars" from this Council. It even contains a special module that let's them add their own personalized touch to the email; then with the click of a  button--WOOSH!, off it goes. Their anything-but grassroots message goes directly into the Whatcom County Council's email inbox, to be counted against the economic future and vitality of our community. Shoot, they've even got a handy-dandy button to make it easy-as-pie to forward this email to the members email contact list.

By Jim McKinney, First Printed in the Epoch Times April 1st, 2020. Updated April 22nd, 2020

The COVID 19 pandemic and subsequent global economic shutdown has had dramatic consequences for numerous industries. The shutdown has forced London Metal Exchange (LME) prices for aluminum below sustainable levels for U.S. based producers. Heavily subsidized Chinese aluminum producers will soon cost more U.S. manufacturing jobs. Today, April 22nd, Alcoa announced the curtailment of its Ferndale WA Intalco smelter, a move that will impact the local and state economy and drive the U.S. deeper under Chinese control of a critical defense related industry.