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KUOW's environment beat brings you stories on the ongoing cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, alternative energy, the health of the Puget Sound, coal transportation and more. We're also partnered with several stations across the Northwest to bring you environmental news via EarthFix.

Strong Opposition In Seattle For Gateway Pacific Terminal

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Michael Werner
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More than 2,000 people showed up Thursday to tell regulators what they think should be considered in the environmental review of a proposed coal export terminal near Bellingham, Wash. If built, it could be the largest such facility on the West Coast.

At maximum capacity, the Gateway Pacific Terminal would draw up to nine trains a day en route from mines in Wyoming and Montana. They would pass through northern Idaho, Spokane, and then follow along the Columbia River to the Portland-Vancouver metro area and then through communities along the I-5 corridor, including Seattle, before arriving at the proposed terminal site north of Bellingham.

Read the full story on KUOW's Earthfix