- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A recall effort is underway for a Lummi Nation council member who allegedly tried to obtain and develop land at Cherry Point.

The Bellingham Herald reports (https://goo.gl/16Vpto ) the Lummi Indian Business Council initiated a recall of council member Henry Cagey Monday.

A news release from the tribe says those actions would violate Lummi policy adopted in January 2016 that says the Lummi Nation opposes any and all development at Cherry Point.

Lummi won a fight in May to prevent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from issuing a permit to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal, which would ship millions of tons of coal each year from Cherry Point.

The Corps ruled in the tribe’s favor, stating the project would interfere with treaty-protected fishing rights.

Cagey told the newspaper the allegations weren’t true and that he intends to clear his name.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com

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