Those of us who are concerned that our increased production of greenhouse gases is causing global climate change often point to the burning of coal to produce electricity as perhaps the single most disastrous phenomenon occurring in human civilization. And, breaking that down, the largest, thorniest sector of this problem is China, with its huge population demanding more energy for its increasingly Westernized lifestyle.
So where is all this coal coming from? In large measure, the U.S. In particular, Peabody Coal and SSA Marine are moving forward with plans to build the largest coal export terminal in the country in Washington — the Gateway Pacific Terminal.
If you’re of mind to make a comment on this, you may want to check out what CREDO is trying to get done, i.e., urging people to get the Army Corps of Engineers to review the environmental impacts of the project.