Washington Tribe Wants Feds To Halt Coal Project

Eric Shew News

LUMMI RESERVATION, Wash. — The Lummi Nation issued a letter Monday to the U.S. government seeking to end the project’s permitting process for a coal-shipping project encircled by their Puget Sound fishing grounds.

In the letter, the Lummi tribal council calls on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to halt the review of a permit for the Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point near Bellingham, Washington. At full capacity, it could one day be the largest coal export terminal in North America.

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