As I’ve documented in previous posts, the organized environmental left is marshalling forces to oppose Powder River Basin (PRB) coal exports to Asia via ports in the Pacific Northwest. Despite their best efforts at fear mongering about supposed environmental effects, local officials are beginning to push back against the prevailing narrative. Realizing that the opposition is based on faulty premises, and realizing the potential economic impact, several local officials are beginning to come out of the woodwork to support this idea.
In an op-ed in the Bellingham Herald earlier this month, city councilors from Ferndale and Blaine came together to advocate for the ‘family wage’ jobs the proposed terminal would bring to Whatcom County.
Read the full post here: Northwest Coal Terminals Advance Despite Opposition From Environmental Groups | FreedomWorks.