We are thrilled to announce a new initiative with leadership funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation! Read more about the Prosperity Initiative here
Sound data is vital to any well informed decision. That is the premise for the proposed Health Impact Assessment (HIA) related to the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project at Cherry Point and other proposed coal-export terminals in the Pacific Northwest.
An HIA is a combination of methods and tools that systematically assesses the potential impacts of a project on the health of a population, as well as the distribution of those effects within the population. Many in the scientific community as well as elected officials on both sides of the aisle from across the Pacific Northwest have called for such a study over nearly two years. Washington State University is answering the call and will lead the study. A fund has been established at the Whatcom Community Foundation to accept donations that will help make this study happen. Read more...
Your gift matters. To contribute to the Fund, make checks payable to Whatcom Community Foundation, noting "Coal Export Health Study" in the memo section. Mail your check to 119 Grand Ave., Suite A, Bellingham, WA 98225. To give online, please click here and note “Coal Export Health Study” in the Special Instructions box. All gifts are tax deductible.
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