Phillips 66 says scrapping plans will affect local job market

  • Jan 23, 2020
  • KGMI

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Phillips 66 says its decision to abandon a large renewable diesel fuel project at its Cherry Point refinery will affect the local job market.

The company says 650 construction jobs and up to 100 jobs to operate the facility will not become available.

Public and Government Affairs Director Tim Johnson says there are similar projects that are already permitted and under construction along the gulf coast, but the company decided the regulatory hurdles presented by Washington and Whatcom County were too great for the so-called Green Apple Project to be viable.