EIS public scoping meeting on Gateway Pacific Terminal, Cherry Point (Coal trains) – 12/13

The EIS public scoping meeting for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal is coming up soon!

4-7 p.m. Thursday, December 13
Washington State Convention Center, Ballroom 6F
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA


The facility will ship Powder River Basin (WY) coal overseas, with the coal traveling from WY to Cherry Point via downtown Seattle in uncovered cars. Opponents at a preliminary meeting I attended this summer stated that this would double rail traffic in Seattle, affecting noise levels and surface street traffic flow in our area. I do not know if this is true but hope to attend the scoping meeting to learn more.

Scoping meetings in other counties have attracted hundreds of attendees, so expect a full house.


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