SMART TD to Washington state: DEIS will set "troubling precedent"
John Risch, National Legislative Director with SMART TD, submitted comments to Cowlitz County and the Washington State Department of Ecology, in concern over the state’s possible efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from major construction projects, and the negative impact on rail that would follow. “The release of the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for Millennium Bulk Terminals marks a significant step toward construction of a project that would help preserve critical railroad jobs and create good paying union jobs in construction and at the port itself. However, the proposed mitigation requirements for greenhouse gas emissions contained in the DEIS would likely kill this project,” Risch wrote. Read the complete letter here.