It is long past time for the proposed-largest in North America- coal export proposal to be denied.
As you know, the Lummi Nation began the New Year by formally requesting that the US Army Corps of Engineers deny a permit to build the coal export terminal in Whatcom County, because the impacts to tribal fishing cannot be mitigated. To approve the permit, the Tribe argues, would be a violation of their treaty rights. Please stand up to Big Coal and support the Lummi Nation today.
The Army Corps of Engineers asked the Lummi Nation for more information, to which the Lummi Nation replied earlier this month and asked for the Army Corps to “take immediate action and deny the (Gateway Pacific Terminal) permit application based ... on the project’s adverse impact on the treaty (fishing) rights of the Lummi Nation.”
In a statement accompanying the latest letter, Lummi Chairman Tim Ballew said the Corps should be in a position to act swiftly to deny the coal terminal.
Please take a moment to write to your Senators and your Member of Congress, requesting that they write a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers leadership and make certain that they uphold the Lummi Nation’s treaty rights to fish the waters of the Salish Sea — and take appropriate actions to “act swiftly to deny the coal terminal” and end the project.