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Lummi Nation submits more data in fight against coal terminal

Members of the Lummi Nation stand against a coal export terminal in Washington. Photo from Sierra Club

The Lummi Nation of Washington submitted additional information to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in hopes of blocking a huge coal export terminal.

The tribe believes the Gateway Pacific Terminal will harm its treaty-protected rights. The project would be built at Cherry Point, a historic village and fishing area known as Xwe’chi’eXen in the Lummi language.

“As far as we’re concerned, there is no reason for the Corps to delay a decision on the Cherry Point terminal,” Chairman Tim Ballew II said in a press release, The Bellingham Herald reported. “The terminal would permanently impede access to our treaty-protected fishing areas. We look forward to a swift response from the Corps.”

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Gateway plans to build what would become North America's largest coal export terminal. The project is being reviewed by the state of Washington and the Army Corps.

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Lummis submit more information to try to block Cherry Point coal port (The Bellingham Herald 3/6)
Tribe says Corps has what it needs to deny G.P.T. (KGMI 3/6)

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