Letters to the Editor

Thanks Lummi for protesting coal terminal

I would like to publicly thank the Lummi Nation for their persistent and vigorous opposition to the Cherry Point coal terminal, most recently by writing the Army Corps of Engineers requesting that permits be denied immediately. The Lummi have every right to defend their historic, treaty-protected fishing grounds, and I’m sure that is their primary motivation. However, in doing so, the Lummi are also protecting this beautiful, productive marine environment for all of us and our children. It is not too much to say they may even be protecting the children of the entire world from increased greenhouse gasses and the climate change that would result from burning 48 million metric tons of coal every year. So, to tribal chairman Tim Ballew and all the people he represents, I would like to express my gratitude and my admiration of your courage.

Eleanor Day