Jan. 17, 2014
When a proposal was created to build the largest coal export terminal in North America – you got loud. Over 124,000 concerned citizens submitted comments and more than 8,200 people attended hearings on the Cherry Point coal export terminal.
Thankfully, the Department of Ecology determined that such an unprecedented project deserved a comprehensive review.
Yet yesterday, a joint work session in the [Wash.] State Legislature by the Senate Environment and Economic Development committees criticized the state for doing a comprehensive study of the impacts from the Cherry Point coal export terminal.
We rely on our fundamental environmental laws – like the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) – to get good information so we can make smart decisions that are essential to the state’s health and future.
Thanks for all you do,
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