Energy giant Kinder Morgan dumps soughtto build a coal terminal along the Columbia River. They weren't expecting such intrepid opposition, not just from environmentalists, but from the Everyman and Everywoman.
My presentation to the Bellingham City Council on the difference between a Dry Bulk Commodity Terminal—which Gateway Pacific Terminal purports to be—and a Coal Port, which is what GPT really is. Judging by their conversation—observable during the cutaway—Mayor Kelli Linville and the city attorney appear to have had something else on their minds.
This might seem incongruous, considering my previous criticism of her, but I found it a great pleasure speaking with Governor Chris Gregoire at Taylor Shellfish Farms yesterday. She was there to meet with members of the Puget Sound Partnership, which she formed in 2007 to help heal our severely polluted inland sea.