Thursday, November 1, 2012
November 1, 2012: Public Weighs in on Proposal to Build North America’s Largest Coal Export Terminal
A proposal by Peabody Coal to build North America’s largest coal terminal in Bellingham to ship coal from Wyoming’s Powder River Basin through Washington to Asia, drew thousands at the first formal public hearing. The hearing is the first phase in an environmental review process where key agencies will decide what factors to consider as they determine whether to approve or deny permits for the terminal. Martha Baskin has the first in a two part series.