BELLINGHAM, Wash, -- The Bellingham City Council has postponed its vote requesting that officials study the on and off-site impacts of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal.
The delay will give the council time to review some last-minute suggestions for changes to the resolution, including a request to look into any impacts to waterfront redevelopment from coal train traffic caused by the terminal.
Council President Terry Bornemann was hoping for a vote last night.
Council members decided to hold the decision over for their next meeting on July 23.
In addition to this resolution, the council may also submit more specific items that they want to see included in the scope of work for the environmental impact statement of the terminal.