Fight intensifies over NW coal exports - Article Photos 8/8

In this photo taken Oct. 23, 2012, Matt Petryni, a community organizer with RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, talks in front of a chart showing how many personal phone calls the group has made in an attempt to stop a coal export terminal from being built nearby, in Bellingham, Wash. The progressive college town of Bellingham is at the center of one of the fiercest environmental debates in the region: should the Northwest become a hub for exporting U.S. coal to Asia? A proposal to build one of as many as five coal terminals here has divided the town, pitting union and businesses that welcome jobs against environmentalists who worry about coal dust and greenhouse gas emissions. A trade group is running TV ads touting the projects, while numerous cities such as Seattle and Portland are opposing coal trains through their communities. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)