Coal Trains and Coal Exports

This page is intended to provide links to information on the proposed export of coal from the Powder River Basin through ports in the Pacific Northwest to Asian country for use in energy production.   The resources and references here are for basic background and legal information.   For ongoing and current information and action opportunities see blog posts on the Coal Info or Coal Action pages.

Coal Train Facts  This website is maintained by, and aims to to provide accurate and easy-to-access information surrounding the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal project at Cherry Point, WA.   Coal Train Facts is a registered nonprofit in Washington state. They say “we are independent and volunteer-based. Please feel free to email us at with any questions, comments, or suggestions.

Citizen’s Guide to NEPA:  This guide was prepared by the White House Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ) to assist citizens in participating in the NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) and Environmental Impact Assessment Process.

SEPA Handbook:  Washington State has a State Environmental Policy Act with which some of the port construction and other action will need to comply with.  This handbook is a good reference for understanding the process and how to participate.



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