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Mount Vernon coal terminal scoping meeting draws 1,000

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By Gina Cole and Mark Stayton
Skagit Valley Herald

If red means stop and green means go, the sentiment at Monday’s public comment meeting on the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal was in big, bold, capital letters: “STOP.”

Mount Vernon coal terminal scoping meeting draws 1,000

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If red means stop and green means go, the sentiment at Monday’s public comment meeting on the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal was in big, bold, capital letters: “STOP.”

About 1,000 people packed into McIntyre Hall, their matching shirts forming a red sea in the auditorium seats and balcony.

 

Monday was Mount Vernon’s turn in a series of seven events to gather public comment on the scope of the upcoming environmental impact statement for the proposed terminal project.

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