Cherry Point Coal Export Terminal Environmental Review Process Underway: Make Your Voice Heard!
After more than a year of community engagement around the issue of coal exports, the Sierra Club and our partners in the Power Past Coal Campaign are kicking into high gear. The environmental review process is finally underway for the largest coal export terminal proposed in the Northwest, at Cherry Point in Bellingham.
Now is the time to make your voice heard!
Peabody Coal and SSA Marine seek to transport 48 million tons of coal per year from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming through Spokane, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver and along the I-5 corridor, past Bellingham and out to Asia on tankers. That would mean 18-mile long coal trains rolling through our communities every single day, spreading toxic coal dust, clogging our railroads, risking our families’ health, polluting our air and water, and stoking the climate crisis all along the way.
A series of public meetings will be held across the state to find out what you think about this dirty and dangerous proposals, and WE NEED YOU THERE!
Regulators are right now deciding what cities to include in their environmental review and what impacts to consider. We need to let them know that every city along the rail line from Bellingham, WA to Gillette, WY has to be considered in the review. And not only should they take into account the effects on our environment, but on our health and local businesses as well.
Please join us and stand up for Coal-Free Future for Washington! Please visit www.coalfreewashington.org for hearing info. For questions or to learn how you can volunteer, contact Robin Everett 206-378-0114 x308 or email email@example.com.