Outside money, coal shapes Whatcom Co. races

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:08pm
The (Everett) Herald

An unprecedented amount of outside money is pouring into local elections in Whatcom County that may shape whether the area becomes home to the largest coal shipping terminal on the West Coast.
A $600 million Gateway Pacific Terminal project proposed outside Bellingham could export as much as 48 million tons of coal from Montana and Wyoming to Asia.