Anti-coal train campaign launched in Bellingham



BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — About 200 people turned out in Bellingham Thursday to launch their “Coal-Free Bellingham” campaign.

Organizers say they’ll begin collecting signatures on a petition for an ordinance they hope will give the city authority to block coal trains that would go to a proposed export terminal at Cherry Point.

Chamber of Commerce President Ken Oplinger told The Bellingham Herald ( it’s an attempt to derail the environmental review for the project that already faces a two-year process for local, state and federal permits.


Information from: The Bellingham Herald,