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Tribes take coal train protest to D.C.


The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community was among eight tribes from Washington that sent representatives to Washington, D.C., last week to continue their protest against the largest proposed coal terminal in the United States.

The terminal, planned for Cherry Point in Whatcom County, has been a point of contention for several years over whether the potential economic gain of the terminal outweighs environmental risks and tribal treaty rights.


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