Vancouver Scoping Hearing
Where: Clark College Gaiser Student Center 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA
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 email@example.com and there will also be rooms available for citizens to provide one-on-one comments with representatives from the WA Department of Ecology.