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Vancouver Coal Export Hearing

A coal export facility is being proposed in Cherry Point just north of Bellingham, and up to 18 trains a day could potentially be rolling through Vancouver every day. This hearing provides us will an opportunity to speak out against this proposal and have our voices heard.

When Dec 12, 2012
from 04:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Where Clark College, Graiser Student Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington 98663
Contact Name Jessie Dye
Contact Phone 206 632-2426
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If approved, the Gateway Pacific Terminal north of Bellingham would be the largest coal export terminal in the United States. Right now, the Army Corps of Engineers is trying to decide which impacts to take into account as it considers the permit proposal.

In addition to saying NO, this is your opportunity to provide input on what impacts you believe should be considered.  There are a myriad of potential impacts from increased train and shipping traffic, impacts to our fragile eco-system, impacts to our air quality and to global warming and more...  What’s important is that you voice your concerns.     

On Monday, Nov. 5 there is a hearing in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall about the proposed coal export facility at Cherry Point.  This is our official public opportunity to say NO to this coal export facility and to voice our concerns about specific impacts. Please come to the hearing, submit a comment, and testify.  Please RSVP and we will contact you to give you more information about the hearing. Help us pack the house!

Please wear red!

In addition to the noise, traffic congestion and hazardous coal dust, we’d get a new identity as one of the world’s largest exporters of climate-disrupting coal.

This is not us.  We’re pioneering the clean energy revolution – building a stronger regional economy and developing clean energy solutions that work for the long haul; we won’t pull a U-turn and become the middleman for pushing fossil fuel dependence to the world.

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