The Lummi Nation began the New Year by formally requesting that the US Army Corps of Engineers deny a permit to build North America’s largest coal export terminal on the shores of Cherry Point because the impacts to tribal fishing cannot be mitigated. To approve the permit, the Tribe argues, would be a violation of their treaty rights.
Show your support of the Lummi's treaty rights, and their efforts to keep dirty, dangerous coal exports out of our communities and our waters.
Please write to Senators Cantwell and Murray and your Member of Congress today. Urge them to ask the Army Corps to uphold their responsibility and uphold treaty rights, and to make a decision quickly.
The proposed Cherry Point coal export terminal would have harmful effects on rich fishing grounds that support hundreds of family businesses. In addition to providing more than a thousand jobs, fishing is also a vital part of the cultural heritage of area tribes. The Lummi people are working hard to preserve their language, to resurrect traditional fishing traditions, and to educate Lummi youth about their culture.
Write your Senators and your Member of Congress today and ask them to support the protection of the Lummi Nation’s treaty rights.