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City officials comment on Gateway Pacific Terminal proposal

Train on track photo by Jacqueline Stambaugh

City officials continue to gather information and weigh in on the regulatory review process for the Gateway Pacific Terminal, proposed to be located at Cherry Point north of Bellingham in unincorporated Whatcom County.

The regulatory review process is being led by Whatcom County, the state Department of Ecology and the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

The Gateway Pacific Terminal is proposed as a multi-modal, deep-water terminal to provide storage and handling for the export and import of up to 54 million metric tons per year of dry bulk commodities.  Application materials for the proposed terminal describe operations that include 18 additional individual train trips (nine round trips) per day traveling through Bellingham.

Links below provide access to information about the regulatory review process and City of Bellingham documents submitted to agencies leading the process..  

More information  

City of Bellingham documents

Project information:  Gateway Pacific Terminal proposal


Published: May 21, 2012

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