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Whatcom County expects boost from $1B hydrogen investment

Feds name Pacific Northwest among seven 'hydrogen hubs'

An aerial view of former Intalco aluminum smelter in Ferndale next to the waters where a cruise ship is docked.
AltaGas, the owner of the former Intalco aluminum smelter in Ferndale, is among a group of companies that will receive $1 billion in federal investments toward clean hydrogen production in the Pacific Northwest. It is unclear how the Intalco site might play a role in this regional "hydrogen hub." (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Local leaders are hopeful the defunct Intalco smelter near Cherry Point can play a major role in a p

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