Opinion

Unhappy terminal would use water

The Nooksack River is at record lows, at only 38 percent of average, and already some farmers have been required to stop irrigating, according to an article in The Bellingham Herald on June 27. The Nooksack River water is critical for our local farmers and salmon fisherman.

According to documents submitted by Pacific International Terminals, the Gateway Pacific Terminal coal port will be contracted to receive up to 5.33 million gallons of water per day from the Nooksack River, to keep China’s coal wet for dust and fire suppression. With droughts anticipated to increase in frequency and duration, this will likely put our local farmers and fishermen in competition with China for our own water.

Last week Rick Larson was continuing to promote GPT. It is time to get money out of politics.

Greg Wolgamot

Bellingham

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