Bellingham port, Lummis approve waterfront planning deal

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The Lummi Indian Business Council and Port of Bellingham Commission on Tuesday, Aug. 4, approved a deal that will help move forward major redevelopment and cleanup projects on the Bellingham waterfront. The deal includes 15 various projects, in particular a tribal agreement not to oppose the waterway cleanup and marina projects in the initial stage of the federal regulatory process. The tribe can still review permits for designed projects, but tribal officials have agreed they will not oppose the projects themselves.