FILE - In this April 4, 2013 file photo, a mining dumper truck hauls coal at Cloud Peak Energy’s Spring Creek strip mine near Decker, Mont. Cloud Peak has a stake in the proposed Gateway Pacific coal terminal at Cherry Point in Whatcom County.
FILE - In this April 4, 2013 file photo, a mining dumper truck hauls coal at Cloud Peak Energy’s Spring Creek strip mine near Decker, Mont. Cloud Peak has a stake in the proposed Gateway Pacific coal terminal at Cherry Point in Whatcom County. Matthew Brown AP
FILE - In this April 4, 2013 file photo, a mining dumper truck hauls coal at Cloud Peak Energy’s Spring Creek strip mine near Decker, Mont. Cloud Peak has a stake in the proposed Gateway Pacific coal terminal at Cherry Point in Whatcom County. Matthew Brown AP

Coal ports in Washington state called ‘risky long term bet’

February 17, 2016 12:31 PM