Decision from Whatcom County planners deals setback to proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point
"The county made the right decision," said Jan Hasselman, Earthjustice. "This is a company that has promised a full and open process, and it has promised the most rigorous environmental protections possible. Both promises rang hollow when they were trying to lock in their '97 permit.
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.