Vancouver Scoping Hearing

Vancouver Scoping Hearing
When:  Wednesday, December12, 2012, 3:00 PM
Where:  Clark College Gaiser Student Center 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA
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Photo by Paul Anderson
Nearly 1000 people attend the scoping hearing in Mt. Vernon, WA, on November 5, 2012

This is our chance to have our voices heard.  The Gateway Pacific Terminal, located just outside of Bellingham, WA,  is the first coal export proposal going through “scoping” in preparation for an environmental impact statement (EIS).  It is crucial that we demonstrate overwhelming opposition to the proposal to bring 48 million tons of coal through the Columbia River Gorge each year. We need to make sure that impacts to the Gorge, a designated National Scenic Area, are included in the scope of environmental review.  If there was ever a time to get involved on this campaign it is now by coming to this hearing!  Don’t allow the Gorge to become a coal chute for Asian export.

What to Bring: Wear red to show your opposition and bring snacks or a bagged dinner as it is likely to be a long afternoon and evening.

Public Comments: Public comments will be issued by raffle rather than first-come, first-serve — though only 150 comments will be heard, it will be important to come prepared to speak!

Private Comments: You can submit your comments online by emailing and there will also be rooms available for citizens to provide one-on-one comments with representatives from the WA Department of Ecology.

Learn more, including car pool information, from Friends of the Columbia Gorge…

About coalfreegorge

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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