Gianforte Responds to Corps Rejecting Crow Coal Terminal
Greg Gianforte has reacted to this week's news that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has rejected a permit for a shipping terminal that would allow for the export of Crow coal from Montana.
Thousands of high wage jobs and vital revenue for the Crow Tribe here in Montana depend on projects like the Gateway Pacific Terminal. We need leaders in Helena who will actually stand up for Crow coal and high wage jobs in this state. This is yet another unfortunate setback for South Central and Southeastern Montana’s economy.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their unprecedented determination halting the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal infrastructure project based on the Lummi Tribe's assertion that the project will impact their usual and accustomed fishing rights.
The Gateway Pacific Terminal is a proposed deep-water port in Washington State, just north of Seattle, that would create a port for Montana exporters to access markets in the Pacific Rim via a rail line.