More news from Mayor McGinn
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Robert Cruickshank (206) 684-4000
"I commend and thank Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike for his leadership in requesting an analysis of the state-wide impacts from transporting coal across our state to the Gateway Pacific Terminal. I also thank Governor Gregoire and the Department of Ecology for joining Whatcom County in reviewing this project.
The impacts of the Gateway Pacific Terminal are not confined to Bellingham or Whatcom County. Seattle would experience nine 1.5 mile-long trains of coal every day through our waterfront, with potentially significant impacts on traffic, air quality and water quality. That's why I signed Mayor Pike's letter calling for a state-wide analysis. I will continue to support his position for a robust review of the environmental and economic impacts this project has across Washington State."
State officials announced on Friday that the State Department of Ecology would be joining Whatcom County in order to conduct a state-wide environmental review of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point.
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