Government State board to Whatcom: Protect rural lands

WHATCOM ­— The county is not doing enough to protect rural land character and both surface water and groundwater quality and quantity, a state oversight board says. The wide-ranging June 7 ruling from the Growth Management Hearings Board for Western Washington claims that the county’s rural zoning plan and development regulations do not comply with…

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Calvin Bratt is the editor of the Lynden Tribune. Email Calvin at editor@lyndentribune.com. Follow the Tribune on Twitter at @LyndenTribune.