Power Past Coal Stands with Lummi Nation

Allison Roberts News

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Lummi Nation today sent a formal request to the US Army Corps of Engineers asking that they deny a permit for the proposed Cherry Point coal export facility due to treaty rights.

In response, Crina Hoyer, executive director of Bellingham’s RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, issued the following statement:

“Power Past Coal stands with the Lummi Nation and supports their request that Army Corps of Engineers respect treaty rights in the Pacific Northwest. Treaty rights are important to everyone: They are part of the US Constitution and were a fundamental process for Washington becoming a state, through the Treaty of 1855.”

Read the entire statement here.