“A win for all of Indian country”, US denies nation’s largest coal export terminal
The Lummi’s defiant stand for their treaty and sovereignty was a major victory, apart of a much larger struggle. New coal export projects are still slated for Oakland, CA, British Columbia and Longview, WA. Decisions over these and energy projects the world over will have global consequences but will be decided by individual communities.
Peabody, next Northwest coal exporter to go bankrupt
3 different Washington tribes sue over oil and coal trains, final straw in long history
Swinomish Lawsuit against BNSF, just the latest example of local tribes against coal and oil
Our signatures were on the agreement with BNSF, so were theirs. So was the United States. But despite all that, BNSF began running its Bakken oil trains across the reservation without asking, and without even telling us.