Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports
- A poll by Gallatin Public Affairs found that 56.6 percent of Washington voters and 54.5 percent of Oregon voters supported coal exports (November 2012);
- A poll released by the Gateway Pacific Terminal last fall showed that 56 percent of people in Whatcom and Skagit counties favored the proposed bulk export terminal (Fall 2012);
- A poll by Moore Information found that 74 percent support additional rail and barge traffic for the projects, viewing it as crucial to Washington’s export economy and a sign of economic growth, vs. 15 percent who say train and barge traffic should not increase (January 2013).
The proposed port terminals in the Northwest would help create 11,885 family-wage jobs and nearly 25 million dollars in annual tax revenue for local areas: