Article Photos: More than 2,000 attend Wash. coal terminal hearing 2/2

Cherry Point coal terminal protesters take a last photo op just outside the convention center where the coal public hearing was about to start Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 in Seattle. Thursday's hearing follows six other public meetings held throughout the state concerning a possible coal export terminal near Ferndale. Those opposed to the idea staged an outdoor protest at a park near the Washington State Convention Center. Among the worries are coal's contribution to global warming and the potential impact to the Puget Sound's ecosystem. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Steve Ringman)