53 Members of Congress Send Letter of Support

On October 19, Rep. McKinley (R-W.V.) along with 52 other members of Congress sent the below letter to the Department of the Interior and the Department of Defense. The basis of the letter is to urge Sec. Salazar and Sec. McHugh to expedite their consideration of permits for coal export facilities nationwide – including the proposed export terminal projects right here in the Northwest. Share this with your friends and family to keep them informed about the growing support for strengthening our trade economy.

McKinley Coal Exports Letter

It’s time to create good jobs. It’s time to move forward with new exports.

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$25 million

According to data provided by developers and the ports, the terminals would generate a total of roughly $25 million in taxes annually.

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Thousands

Estimates suggest that thousands of permanent, family-wage jobs will be created through project development, with thousands of additional jobs generated in connected and supporting industries

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The number of coal dust complaints received by the Northwest Clean Air Agency, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and Spokane Clean Air Agency, despite coal trains traveling through the region for years.

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Less than 1%

Locomotives are the most fuel efficient means of ground transportation in America, accounting for less than 1% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

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$1.5 billion

The amount of private investment developers of the three terminals have pledged to build projects to full capacity.

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