"Bishops: Coal Ports Must Get 'Exhaustive, Independent Review'"

"Huge proposed coal export terminals at Longview and Cherry Point, north of Bellingham, must get “exhaustive and independent review” of potential environmental, economic and climate change impacts, Washington’s four Catholic bishops said in a statement adopted Friday."

"The bishops have aligned themselves squarely with environmental and public health groups, and with Govs. Jay Inslee of Washington and John Kitzhaber of Oregon, in wanting evaluation of all consequences if the Northwest is to start exporting millions of tons of coal to China.

“We urge Catholics, people of every faith and all people of good will to join us in calling for a full review of Millennium Bulk Terminal — Longview coal export project similar to the study already underway for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point,” the bishops wrote."

Joel Connelly reports for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer November 11, 2013.

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 11/13/2013