San Juan County calls for inclusion in Cherry Point terminal assessment

By Steve Wehrly 
Islands’ Sounder Reporter for the Journal of the San Juans 

The San Juan Islands and surrounding waterways should be included as part of the official study of environmental impacts from the proposed Gateway Pacific coal terminal in Whatcom County, according to the San Juan County Council.

On June 26, the County Council unanimously approved sending a letter to Brigadier Gen. John McMahon, commander of the Northwestern Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, requesting that an area-wide environmental impact statement be conducted that would “address the cumulative impacts of new coal terminals in the Pacific Northwest, including the Gateway Pacific Terminal.”

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