Re: “Lummi Nation’s stance could stop proposed coal terminal” (thenewstribune.com, 8-1).
I applaud the Lummi Nation for voicing its opposition to the proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point. I also applaud Gov. Jay Inslee and the Department of Ecology for looking at the wide-ranging impacts of coal-export proposals.
Not only would these dirty projects disrupt important native cultural sites and damage the shoreline, they would disrupt our life here in Tacoma with 18 more mile-long coal trains running every day along the Ruston Way waterfront.
Traffic congestion, health impacts of coal dust and train exhaust, climate pollution from …