Public Good Network Rebukes Racism Funded By Gateway Pacific Terminal

On March 20, 2015, IC Magazine reported on the racism funded by corporations promoting a carbon corridor through a proposed coal port on the Salish Sea at Cherry Point. Citing recent articles by award-winning journalists Sandy Robson, Terri Hansen and Winona LaDuke, IC notes the political and financial relationships between Gateway Pacific Terminal, Whatcom Tea Party, and Citizens Equal Rights Alliance–“the Ku Klux Klan of Indian Country.”

Since 2013, Peabody Energy, SSA Marine and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad have financed Tea Party-led PACs to drum up resentment against Lummi Nation and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians that oppose fossil fuel export in treaty fishing areas of the San Juan Islands and Strait of Georgia. Environmental organizations, churches and tribes are now coming together to condemn the deplorable GPT attack on Coast Salish First Nations intended to undermine their cultural survival.

Story: Indigenous Cultural Survival: A Matter of Human Rights

Timeline: White Power on the Salish Sea: Gateway Pacific Terminal Timeline

Press Release: Public Good Network Rebukes Racism Funded by Coal Export Consortium Behind Proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal

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