2012-12-11 20:55:35

Residents of the Pacific Northwest fight proposal to build the country’s largest coal export terminal

The Seattle-based company SSA Marine is proposing to build North America’s largest coal export terminal in Washington State. If approved, more than 150 million tons of coal would be shipped from Wyoming’s Powder River Basin through Washington and Oregon to destinations in Asia. Government officials are holding public hearings, including two in Seattle and Vancouver this week. At a recent meeting in Bellingham, opponents of the project voiced their concerns about pollution and coal’s contribution to global warming. FSRN’s Martha Baskin reports.

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