From the Oregonian:
Terminal developer Kinder Morgan will not go forward with a proposal to export coal to Asia from the Port Westward industrial park on the Columbia River, a company spokesman said this morning.
Kinder Morgan’s Allen Fore attributed the decision not to seek permits for a coal export terminal to site logistics at [...]
For those who want to weigh in on the Gateway Pacific Terminal project, the official comment period for a key point in the process start[ed] Monday, Sept. 24.
Three governmental agencies – Whatcom County, the Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – will jointly produce the EIS. To do that, [...]
A spokesman for the company behind the proposed coal-shipping terminal at Cherry Point says they’re surprised that the Lummi Nation came out in opposition to the project.
Bob Watters with SSA Marine the company has been working with the Lummi Nation, and has assured that they would respect the tribe’s way of life as they [...]
Northwest rail routes by Columbian newspaper
1. CHERRY POINT: The Gateway Pacific Terminal could accommodate 54 million import/export tons of bulk commodities per year, largely coal exports. Status: Whatcom County, the Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are preparing a joint environmental impact statement. Pros: Backers say it would [...]
SSA Marine’s proposal to build a large cargo terminal at Cherry Point clears another hurdle.
Goskagit.com reports the Whatcom County Planning Department has approved the plan for the terminal north of Bellingham that would eventually export 54 million pounds of coal and other commodities each year.
The approval means the environmental review and permitting process [...]
Whatcom County planners say SSA Marine has now filed a complete application for its proposal to build a terminal at Cherry Point to export coal and other bulk cargos.
County Planning Manager Tyler Schroeder wrote in a Monday, April 2, letter to Skip Sahlin of SSA Marine that applications for three permits are now complete.
SSA Marine has provided Whatcom County with more details on its plans for the Gateway Pacific Terminal coal and bulk cargo pier the firm hopes to build at Cherry Point.
The documentation submitted March 19 to the Whatcom County Planning Department contains few, if any, surprises. The basic outline of the project is the same [...]
A group opposed to coal exporting has delivered more than 40,000 signatures to the Commissioner of Public Lands aimed at getting him to stop proposed terminals at Grays Harbor, Longview and Cherry Point.
The group expressed their concerns over health, economic and environmental impacts both for the communities near the proposed coal export terminals and [...]
A Bellingham-based environmental group that has been one of the largest opponents of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal has filed suit against the Seattle-based shipping terminal company seeking to build the project.
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities has filed a citizens’ lawsuit against Pacific International Terminals, a subsidiary of Seattle-based SSA Marine, for federal Clean [...]
The following excerpt is from an opinion piece by Merle Jefferson Sr., a member of the elected governing body of the Lummi Nation and its Natural Resources Department director:
In February, the Lummi Indian Business Council, by resolution, appointed a multi-disciplinary team to lead Lummi Nation in a decision-making process in order to choose [...]
The Gateway Pacific Terminal project at Cherry Point could create more than 1,200 permanent jobs when indirect impacts are factored in, three local economists said Thursday, Oct. 27, at a Bellingham-Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry breakfast presentation.
The economists said they were hired by SSA Marine to review an earlier jobs analysis provided for [...]
An SSA Marine vice president is questioning the motives of RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, responding to the environmental group’s recent announcement that it intends to file suit against SSA based on Clean Water Act violations related to the unauthorized road-clearing and tree removal at the company’s Cherry Point property.
In a press release, Bob [...]
Environmental problems and increased rail traffic may outweigh economic benefits, the candidates say. Incumbent Mike Cooper is urging Gov. Gregoire to make the state the lead authority on environmental review.
The three candidates battling to become mayor of Edmonds are on board with either concern or outright opposition to a proposed shipping terminal at Cherry [...]
Whatcom County Planning and Development fined SSA Marine $2,000 for unauthorized road-grading work at the Gateway Pacific Terminal site at Cherry Point.
The company also will have to pay $2,400 for county staff costs in dealing with the issue.
Whatcom County Council member Carl Weimer discovered the grading work in July and reported it [...]
Developers of the Gateway Pacific Terminal must apply for an entirely new shoreline permit if they want to build a facility capable of handling up to 54 million tons of cargo a year, including coal.
The decision from Whatcom County planners deals a setback to SSA Marine of Seattle, which proposes to build the terminal [...]