Credo Mobil and are reporting that the bill SB 5805 that would have fast-tracked the coal export terminal has died. This is a victory for anti-coal activists, who were quite vocal in their opposition to the measure. The way the bill was worded, it was unclear whether it applied just to a gravel terminal or also to the coal terminal.
Months ago, I stated that, because our State Budget is based on an assumption that State revenue would grow by 14% during the next two years, our State Budget is a House of Cards. I noted that because our economy is not growing, State revenue is not likely to grow at all. See realwashingtonstatebudget.info. […]
King County Dems resolve to withhold endorsement from candidates who advocate cuts to Social Security
At its Tuesday night meeting, the King County Democrats approved a resolution opposing the Chained CPI cuts to Social Security. The resolution concludes with the following strong words: “going forward, we will refuse to endorse or support any federal candidate that either votes for or advocates for cuts to Social Security, and that all candidates […]
This post is part of the research project: Northwest Coal Exports and was originally published at Sightline Daily. If ever an industry needed good PR, it’s coal. The industry can’t hope to promote its own coal export schemes in the Northwest so instead it buys support from local consulting and PR firms willing to do coal’s […]