January 14, 2013: Press Release 
Seattle, WA – A new survey of Washington state voters confirms strong support for independent environmental review of each proposed bulk terminal export facility and the additional train and barge traffic that will come with expanded coal exports.
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December 13, 2012: Press Release 
Seattle, WA – Today the last of seven “scoping” meetings held around the state came to Seattle, gathering hundreds of supporters of jobs, trade and the environment, as the government took comments on a proposed new export facility in Washington state.
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December 11, 2012: Press Release 
Vancouver, WA – In a show of support for the Pacific Northwest trade industry, local residents rallied today at Clark College’s Graiser Student Center to advocate for proposed bulk export facilities in Northwest Washington.
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December 4, 2012: Press Release 
Spokane, WA – Supporting the importance of trade in the Pacific Northwest, local residents rallied today at the Spokane County Fairgrounds to stand up for thousands of new jobs that would be created from proposed bulk export facilities in Washington.
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November 26, 2012: Press Release 
Seattle, WA – A majority of voters in Washington and Oregon support coal exports and by a 3:1 margin believe proposed facilities should be reviewed by government on an individual not region-wide basis.
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October 24, 2012: Press Release 
Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports urges supporters to attend scoping meetings around the Gateway Pacific export terminal, advocate for strengthening local economies.
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The Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports Testimony 
During the Gateway Pacific scoping meeting, Lauri Hennessey will speak on behalf of the Alliance. This is a copy of her testimony.
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Frequently Asked Questions about the Alliance 
Learn more about the members and their objectives with this general guide to the Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports.
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The Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports Fact Sheet 
Learn the facts regarding the benefits and plans for the proposed export terminal projects here in the Northwest. 
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Pacific Northwest Waterways Association supports the projects 
A letter from the PNWA advocates for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to follow the current and established environmental review process for the proposed terminal projects.
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Washington Public Ports position on the terminal review process
The Washington Public Ports Association – an association not affiliated with the Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports – states their support of the Washington's port districts position to follow the current and established environment review process for the proposed terminal projects.
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National Association of Manufacturers letter of support
The National Association of Manufacturers stand behind the proposed export facility projects in Oregon and Washington and advocate for the current and established environmental review process.
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April 18, 2012: Engineers and Trainmen: ‘No Health Issues Related to Coal Dust’
This statement from the Washington State Legislative Board of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen expresses strong disagreement with the statements being made by terminal opponents.
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An International Competitiveness Strategy for Washington State
This executive summary of an international competitiveness study for Washington State shows the importance of a strong trade economy for Washington and the region.
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May 2012 Letter from BNSF Chairman Matthew Rose to Governor Gregoire 
A letter written to Washington Governor Christine Gregoire from the BNSF Chairman Matthew Rose discusses the historic and future importance of international trade to the Northwest.
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October Press Release from International Trade Strategy News 
A recent study shows 40 percent of Washington jobs are tied to international trade and provides key recommendations to increase international competitiveness.
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53 Members of Congress Send Letter of Support
On October 19, Rep. McKinley (R-W.V.) along with 52 other members of Congress sent a letter to the Department of the Interior and the Department of Defense urging the departments to expedite permits for coal export facilities.
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Don’t let coal overshadow bulk export benefits 
A commentary from Anthony Hemstad, president and CEO of the World Trade Center Tacoma, discusses the many benefits of expanding export capabilities for the Northwest.
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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.



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



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.


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.


$1.5 billion

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