Walking train protest against coal, Feb. 17

On Sunday, Feb. 17, people from Ballard and beyond will be protesting the proposed coal train terminal near Bellingham. The proposed terminal would bring about 18 one-mile-and-one-half trains through Seattle and the Ballard neighborhood on their way to the terminal.

At 11:30 a.m., a 30-minute rally will take place in the northern end of Golden Gardens Park at one of the two shelters. It will feature speakers, including Mayor Mike McGinn. Organizers say there will be plenty of red balloons to make them easy to spot.

Then, protestors will form a “walking train against coal trains,” starting at Golden Gardens and going along the Burke Gilman trail about a mile down to Ray's Boathouse.

The day of the protest lands on the same day as a march planned in Washington D.C. against fossil fuels. The public comment period on the environmental impact review officially ended in January.

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