You can stop this cancer-causing, climate disaster coal export proposal!
That’s what we’re looking at – 16 mile-long coal trains every day barreling through neighborhoods, threatening air quality and public safety, and coal piled eight-stories high on the banks of the Columbia River. According to a government report, Millennium’s proposed coal export terminal would increase cancer rates in Longview’s Highlands neighborhood and clog rail lines throughout the region. You can stop this cancer-causing, climate disaster coal export proposal!
For many of you, opposing coal export has been part of your climate action routine for years. Thank you. You’ve written comments, attended rallies, and testified at public hearings. Please keep up the strong, outstanding work to protect the Pacific Northwest from coal export and send in your comment today.
Coal trains already harms our communities. A coal train derailed on August 13, dumping 30 rail cars of dirty coal into Montana’s Clark Fork River, a tributary to the Columbia. "The Clark Fork River has overcome decades of toxic pollution from mining activity to provide some of the best fly-fishing in the country,” said Shannon Williamson, Executive Director of Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper. “This incident is yet another reminder of what's at risk when we transport tons of uncovered piles of dirty coal along environmentally sensitive water bodies. Why sacrifice our clean water when we've got better, cleaner options for powering our homes and businesses?"
Now is the time to get louder in your opposition to coal export. You can help protect public health, preserve air quality, and combat climate change by speaking up to stop coal export.