Gateway Pacific Terminal Proposal: Environmental Impact Assessment

Publication Year:
2011
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Repository URL:
https://cedar.wwu.edu/huxley_stupubs/6
Author(s):
Burgesser, David; Casper, Carrera; Frey, Theo; Grayson, Kayla; Haas, Walter; Kennedy, Tim; McClain, Brenden; Rogers, Casey
Publisher(s):
Western Washington University
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Marine terminals--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Marine terminals--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Land use; Urban--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Industries--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Shorelines--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Railroads--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Environmental Studies; Marine terminals--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Marine terminals--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Land use, Urban--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Industries--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Shorelines--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Railroads--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Whatcom County (Wash.); environmental impact statements
artifact description
SSA Marine seeks to construct a full-service dry bulk commodity shipping terminal at Cherry Point, Washington. The proposed terminal will be the largest of its kind on the West Coast of the United States. If fully constructed, the terminal will have the capacity to annually export 54 million metric tons of bulk commodities, 48 million metric tons of which are expected to be coal (McKay). The project will involve constructing a railcar unloading station, stockyard, conveyance and shiploading systems, berths for three vessels, service buildings, and a storage and material handling facility, as well as making improvements to rail access at the site. The terminal will likely be constructed in two or more phases, depending on the initial customer demand (SSA Marine).