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Pacific Northwest tribes oppose coal terminals along the coast
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012
Tribes in the Pacific Northwest are opposing plans to build a series of coal exporting terminals along the West Coast in Washington and Oregon.
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
passed a resolution that calls for a environmental impact statement to cover all of the ports. Currently, the federal government wants to treat each project separately.
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
supports the resolution. Tribes are worried about the impact of the terminals on fishing rights and sacred sites.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
is holding the first
on Saturday, October 27, in Washington.
Get the Story:
Tribes Add Potent Voice Against Plan for Northwest Coal Terminals
(The New York Times 10/12)
KUOW: Northwest tribes seek full review of coal exporting plan
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