[Vision2020] No Coal Terminal North of Bellingham

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Mon May 23 17:56:10 PDT 2016

Interesting that fishing rights was the "deciding factor," if you are
correct on this point.  A broader legal precedent that could be employed to
stop all coal shipments from the US to other nations would be a much more
important result.

The effort to keep US coal reserves, which are gigantic, in the ground, and
not burned in the US nor shipped to other nations, is of course critical in
the global effort to mitigate catastrophic anthropogenic global warming.

As Raymond Pierrehumbert, the Louis Block Professor in Geophysical Sciences
at the University of Chicago, who served on the atmospheric science
faculties of MIT and Princeton, phrased it in an article on
Realclimate.org "*Keystone XL: Game over?" "...coal is still the
800-gigatonne gorilla at the carbon party." *

He is of course referring to traditional fossil fuels, coal, oil and
natural gas as we know it, and not methane hydrates in the oceans, and
permafrost, which are arguably more abundant: *Read here: *

<http://geology.com/articles/methane-hydrates/>   Methane Hydrate: "The
world's largest natural gas resource is trapped beneath permafrost and
ocean sediments"*

*Pierrehumbert's article referenced above is at website below, as is his

Keystone XL: Game Over?


Pierrehumbert's bio:


Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett

On Sun, May 22, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Nicholas Gier <ngier006 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Greetings:
> I've not seen this in our regional news, but the Army Corps has rejected a
> proposal to build a huge coal terminal at Cherry Point.  The deciding
> factor was the Lummi Indian fishing rights.
> For the entire story go to
> http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article76545117.html
> There are already nine trains a day that travel those tracks to Vancouver,
> B. C. and thousands of local residents joined with the Indians to protest
> this insane idea.
> One big victory for the environment.
> Nick
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