Northwest Tribes say no shortcuts for coal export

Columbia Riverkeeper, September 27, 2012

Leadership of Northwest tribes made thoughtful and powerful statements today, expressing grave concern about the health and safety impacts of coal export.  A press release states that the 57 member tribes of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians passed a resolution this week calling on the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a full environmental analysis of all coal proposals, along with full transparency and government to government consultation.

Read Press Release…

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Coal is rearing its head again the Columbia Gorge. The new threat comes in the form of proposals to export coal from Wyoming to coal-fired power plants in China. The coal would be transported via uncovered rail cars through the Columbia Gorge. Many Columbia Gorge Communities in Oregon and Washington support a coal-free world, beginning at home, in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, recognizing the importance of people determining what materials are allowable for transport through their communities and watersheds. This blog exists to communicate and advocate for the public interest in issues pertaining to coal transport in the Columbia River Gorge, providing an online outlet for honest discussion and information. To inform and unite local citizens about the damaging effects of coal transport through our communities. To endorse positive and considerate dialogue with the aim of mutual understanding among diverse parties. CLEAN AIR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES NO COAL EXPORTS STOP COAL IN ITS TRACKS
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