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August 5, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Environmental review of Cherry Point coal port

The impact is obvious Washington’s Department of Ecology doesn’t need two years to find out what we already know about coal terminals. [“State plans sweeping review of coal port,” page one, Aug. 1.] First, if they nullify Lummi tribal treaties, they will kill hundreds of jobs that have supported Lummi families for thousands of years. We already…


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August 2, 2013 at 6:32 AM

Sweeping environmental review for Cherry Point coal port

State and county taking responsible action I am heartened that the Washington Department of Ecology will step up to the task shirked by the Army Corps of Engineers. [“State plans sweeping review of coal port,” page one, August 1.] Limiting the environmental-impact study to the export terminals alone would have ignored impacts to communities all along…


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June 26, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Coal deal between Montana tribe and energy company

Deal is unwise, harmful Will someone please stop the insanity? I read with horror and disbelief that the Crow Tribe of Billings, Mont., has struck a real bowzer of a “deal” in its plans to mine at Powder River Basin, shipping more than 20 million additional tons of coal through Oregon and Washington annually. [“Montana…


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