Coal export proposal in Longview enters public comment period

Source: Columbia Riverkeeper | Clean Water, Healthy Rivers, Our Future

Now is our best shot at defeating a coal export terminal on the Columbia River!

A critical comment period for the controversial coal export proposal in Longview, Washington is now open. The comment period runs through November 18th.

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.

Comment today!

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.

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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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