Washington State's Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County has announced that they will take a broad look at the impacts of the proposed coal export terminal in Longview in southwest Washington. There will be no quick rubber stamp for this big coal project, but a rigorous review instead.
The US needs to invest trillions just to keep our nation’s basic infrastructure--energy, transportation, water, and waste systems--in working order. Will we lock in inefficient, carbon-polluting systems for decades to come? Or will we invest in innovative programs better adapted to a world with too much carbon?