Protect Sacred Lummi Lands From Dirty Coal – The Petition Site

Stand with the Lummi Indians in their opposition to the construction of the largest terminal on the west coast that would be designed for the exportation of coal to China, and that would be built on top of a registered archaeological site as well as a 3,500 Lummi village site.

Cherry Point in Washington State could end up as the site of the largest coal exporting facility in North America. But not if the Lummi Nation can help it.

The Lummi people have a history of opposing development of their cultural, historic and spiritual land. Known to them by its ancestral name, Xwe’chi’eXen was the first listing on the state’s Heritage Register and, for over 175 generations, an ancestral fishing village on the Salish Sea. It’s also associated with the creation story of the Lummi people.

But SSA Marine of Seattle seeks to turn this sacred site into a dumping ground and port for shipping trainloads of coal from the Midwest to Asia.

The Lummi believe the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples allows them to maintain and protect their archaeological and historic sites.

Tell Whatcom County and US Army Corps of Engineers to protect Lummi Lands and the Salish Sea from dirty coal.

Read more, sign petition…

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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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