Petition to be delivered to: Whatcom County Executive, Public Lands Commissioner Goldmark, Governor Gregoire, The Washington State House, and The Washington State Senate.
Deny the permitting of the Gateway Pacific Terminal and additional coal trains that will threaten our health, pollute our environment, and destroy the dreams and aspirations for our towns and communities.
Peabody Coal, Goldman Sachs, and BNSF are seeking a permit to build a coal terminal at Cherry Point north of Bellingham Washington. Coal would be shipped there by rail from Montana up the Coast of Western Washington. We are asking Washington residents to oppose both building the terminal and the right to “train” coal up our coastline and through our cities. Both actions endanger our immediate environment (air and water), threaten personal health (coal dust, diesel particulate matter, mercury), and endanger the planet. We need to warn communities along the train path as well as other concerned citizens in order to stop this project from happening. We have no vote except to speak out and the time is now.