Northwest tribe calls for halt to coal project review

Eric Shew News

A recent request by the Lummi Nation to halt a federal permit review of the Gateway Pacific Terminal in Bellingham, Washington, sets an important legal marker in the debate over coal exports, according to legal observers and analysts.

The tribe, in a Monday letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, asked the government to end its review of the proposed facility, which would send up to 48 million tons of coal mined in Wyoming and Montana to Asia each year.

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