Last Fall, more than 124,000 comments were delivered to the county, state and federal agencies entrusted with determining the scope of the Environmental Impact Study for the proposed Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal. Those comments came not only from Northwest communities, but from all across the country and from as far away as Beijing, China.
Energy giant Kinder Morgan dumps plansto build a coal terminal along the Columbia River. Score another one for the good guys!
“If Kinder Morgan had any pulse on public opinion around coal exports in Portland, they would know their project would be opposed every step of the way,” said Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, an organizer with Portland Rising Tide.
Learn more about the Gateway Pacific Terminal and the historic battle for Cherry Point on what promises to be a really fun, informative and memorable day. This is a public awareness, educational event. And... there will be great Pizza!
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.