Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Public Hearing on Longview Coal Export Terminal, Spokane, WA, Thurs. May 26, 2016 1 to 9 pm. Rally at 4 pm. Convention Center

Here's some information about a planned rally against coal exports:

"In a desperate attempt to save their crumbling industry and protect their bottom lines, the world's largest coal companies want to send millions of tons of coal through our communities every day to ports on our coast.
They started with six proposed coal export terminals. Thanks to thousands of people just like you, we're down to just one proposed terminal -- Millennium Bulk Logistics in Longview, WA.
Right now you have an important opportunity to block the Longview terminal. Decision makers are hosting an important public hearing on May 26. This is your moment to say, "No dirty coal -- we can do better!" Can you be there?
WHAT: Public hearing on the Longview coal export terminal WHO: YOU! Anyone who wants a livable climate and a clean energy futureWHEN: Thursday, May 26, from 1-9 p.m. Rally at 4 p.m.WHERE: Spokane Convention Center, 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA [map]
Questions? Contact Jace Bylenga at or 509-209-2395.
Coal trains are already disrupting our communities and local economy. More coal exports mean more air and water pollution, more traffic, and more toxic spills.
If the coal companies get their way, they'll be sending 44 million metric tons of coal through Longview every year. That would bring 16 dirty coal trains through north Idaho each day. Just one accident would be devastating. You have the power to make sure that doesn't happen. 
Join us on May 26 to deliver a clear message to decision makers: We don't want coal in our communities. We can do better than dirty coal.
Thank you for all you do!"
Jace BylengaAssociate Organizing Representative, Beyond Coal Campaign