Energy Transport and Export Information

for Tribal Leaders and Staff


Welcome to the information-sharing pages sponsored by the Association of Washington Tribes and the Coast Salish Gathering (AWT/CSG). The information on this site is for the exclusive use of tribal leaders, staff, and the invited guests of elected tribal leaders.

The proposed expansion of a new and powerful industry into the Northwest increasingly presents tribal leaders with a number of questions about how the energy export industry could affect natural resources, cultural heritage, the environment, human health and sovereign rights.  

The new coal industry export proposals are the vanguard of a wave of new energy export facilities: tar sands, shale oil, liquid natural gas, and coal.  

AWT/CSG leaders recognize each tribe controls its own destiny and will determine how best to track and respond to proposed Northwest energy export and transportation projects.

The various tabs on this website allow tribal leaders and staff to obtain up-to-date and verifiable information on proposed terminals and their impacts, from a central hub of information. 




Contact Us

Association of Washington Tribes
Coast Salish Gathering

Debra Lekanof
PO Box 11
LaConner, WA 98257
Ph: 360-391-5296
Email: dlekanoff@swinomish.nsn.us


57 Northwest Tribes Adopt Resolution Opposing All New Northwest Fossil Fuel Transport and Export Proposals.

See Press Release and
ATNI Resolution No.13-47  
(May 2013)


Other News Updates

(click on "Information Tabs,"  and "News Updates" tab above): 

Lummi Nation Chairman sends Corps of Engineers letter citing resolution in opposition . . . .
.  .  .  .  Fully loaded coal ship runs aground and breaks up  .  .  .  . 
.  .  Agencies announce scope of environmental review for Gateway Pacific coal terminal .  .