SMART TD to Washington state: DEIS will set "troubling precedent"

June 10, 2016

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.