"Army Corps Rejects Permit For Coal Terminal At Cherry Point"

"LUMMI RESERVATION -- The proposed coal terminal for Cherry Point is likely dead after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied a needed permit Monday, May 9.

The Corps ruled the project would impact the treaty-protected fishing rights of Lummi Nation based on the fact that the proposed trestle and associated wharf would take up 122 acres over water.

'The Corps may not permit a project that abrogates treaty rights,' said Col. John Buck, commander of the Corps’ Seattle District.

Lummi members cheered the announcement as it was made Monday morning in Lummi Indian Business Council chambers."

Samantha Wohlfeil reports for the Bellingham Herald May 9, 2016.


"U.S. Denies Permit for Coal Terminal in Washington State" (New York Times)

"Army Corps Denies Permit For Puget Sound Coal Export Terminal" (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

"Wave of Fossil Fuel Project Cancellations Follows Keystone XL Rejection" (InsideClimate News)

"Pipelines: Major $3B East Coast Gas Project Advances" (Greenwire)

Source: Bellingham Herald, 05/10/2016