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County Council Election Results Show No Love For Coal

Environmental groups and democrats outspent conservatives for open seats on Whatcom County Council and their efforts seem to have paid off. Council members will eventually vote on permits for a proposed coal export terminal.
Environmental groups and democrats outspent conservatives for open seats on Whatcom County Council and their efforts seem to have paid off. Council members will eventually vote on permits for a proposed coal export terminal.

Editor's note: Check back for updates on this story later today.

Whatcom County, in northwestern Washington, had four seats up for grab on their seven member county council, members who will eventually vote on permits for the largest coal export terminal proposed for the West Coast.

Environmental groups and the Whatcom Democratic Party outspent the conservative set of candidates for four open seats on the Whatcom County Council, and their efforts seem to have paid off.

Here are some results ( as of 8:21 p.m. Tues.):

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Ashley Ahearn