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Lummi Nation opposes BP’s $50M purchase of Cherry Point parcels

Oil and gas giant says no current development plans for the land

An aerial view of BP Cherry Point Refinery with smoke fumes coming out.
An aerial view of BP Cherry Point Refinery in Whatcom County in 2022. The petroleum giant's pending $50 million acquisition of 1,100 acres of nearby land has sparked concerns of Lummi Nation officials, who say the parcels once proposed for a giant coal exporting facility are protected as a site of cultural significance to the Lummi people. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)
By Isaac Stone Simonelli Enterprise/Investigations Reporter
British Petroleum’s swift purchase of about 1,100 acres of land on Cherry Point for nearly $50

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