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Don't Miss the Sept. 17 Longview Coal Exports Hearing

Tuesday, September 17th, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Sep 17th 2013

Foreign coal companies like Ambre Energy hope to make big profits by shipping coal to Asia, and bringing 16 loud and dangerous coal trains through our community every day. This plan would cut off emergency responders from the neighborhoods they serve and clog daily commute traffic for hours. You've sent messages, signed petitions, and written letters. Now is the time to stand up for our families and protect Longview. This is our best chance to tell state and local leaders that coal is wrong for our communities. RSVP now to attend the hearing on the proposed coal terminal at Longview, WA and protect your family and community from dangerous coal exports!

If approved, the Millennium Bulk Terminals proposal in Longview, WA would be the largest permitted coal export terminal in the United States with plans to export 44 million tons of coal annually. Right now, the three agencies involved in issuing permits are trying to decide which impacts to take into account in their decision making process. In addition to saying NO to coal exports, this is your opportunity to provide input on what impacts you believe should be considered in the environmental analysis for Millennium’s coal export proposal. There are a myriad of potential impacts from increased train and shipping traffic, to our fragile eco-system, to our air quality and water quality, to global warming and more. What’s important is that you voice your concerns.

 

 

WHO: You, your friends, family and neighbors

WHAT: Coal export public rally and hearing

WHEN: Tuesday, September 17 Public testimony from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Rally at 4:00 p.m. Venue open for comments from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Cowlitz Expo Center, 1900 7th Ave., Longview, WA 98632

RSVP: http://action.sierraclub.org/longviewhearing

QUESTIONS: Please contact Laura Stevens at laura.stevens@sierraclub.org