Gateway Pacific (Cherry Point, WA)


On May 9th, 2016, the Army Corps of Engineers delivered its historic decision to deny permits for SSA Marine’s proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal, a coal export facility at Xwe’chi’eXen, also known as Cherry Point, Washington. The Army Corps agreed with the Lummi Nation that building a 48 million ton per year coal terminal would have adverse impacts upon the Lummi Nation's fishing rights and way of life. By denying permits for the largest proposed coal export terminal in North America, the Army Corps is upholding the Lummi Nation’s treaty rights and protecting the Salish Sea for all people who call the Pacific Northwest home.

Please read the August 28th, 2015 letter from Oregon PSR, Washington PSR, PSR National, and Dr. Frank James to the Army Corps of Engineers in support of the Lummi Nation's request.