Source: Columbia Riverkeeper | Clean Water, Healthy Rivers, Our Future
Now is our best shot at defeating a coal export terminal on the Columbia River!
Local, state, and federal agencies will use the comments submitted to draft an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and make permit decisions for Millennium’s coal export proposal. If approved, the proposed 44 million tons per year coal export terminal (which would be the largest in the United States) would bring 16 dirty coal trains down the Columbia and through Longview each day en route to Asian markets.
The EIS must address all of the impacts that you put in your comments.
In addition to saying NO to dirty coal, this is your opportunity to tell decision makers how coal export will affect you and your community. Impacts to air quality, traffic congestion, water quality, river recreation, and our climate are just a few of the vital things that you can ask to be considered in the EIS.