The largest single exhibit of art depicting the world’s alpine and polar regions will be on display in Bellingham, just a few miles from where the largest coal export terminal in North America is proposed to be built.
There’s a county council election taking place in the far Northwest corner of Washington state that could play a major role in the future of the U.S. coal industry.
Washington's coal export terminal proposals are winning the battle for public opinion, a new survey finds. It shows half the state's residents supporting coal exports and one-third opposed -- but the results are nuanced.
Exporting coal from Montana and Wyoming to Asian markets is becoming an increasingly divisive issue in the Northwest. A hearing in Ferndale, Wash. drew supporters of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal, which would be the largest coal export facility on the West Coast.
Problems in Puget Sound have led Shell Oil to cancel its plans for drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean this year.
American coal companies are looking to the Northwest as the fastest way to bring their product from the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana to Asian markets. There are now five ports in Washington and Oregon considering coal export terminals. In part two of our series on Coal in the Northwest, we head to the site of what could one day be the largest coal export facility on the West Coast.
SSA Marine has submitted a permit application to build a bulk export terminal near Bellingham. If approved, the terminal will be large enough to handle up to 54 million metric tons per year. That could include wheat and grains but the majority will be coal, which will be delivered by train from mines in Wyoming and Montana and then shipped out of Washington to Asian markets.
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