The future of a big coal-export project will be decided by this small Washington community

Grist: Less than a week remains before what could be the most momentous council election in the Washington county`s hitherto humble electoral history. About 125,000 registered voters will have a say Tuesday on whether a $700 million shipping terminal will be built near Bellingham in the northwest corner of Washington state. The Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point would load 48 million tons of coal dug up in Montana and Wyoming every year onto ships bound for Asia. The county council will decide......

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