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Tuesday, May 24, 2016, kicked off the first of three public hearings regarding the proposed coal export terminal at Longview, WA with over 1,000 residents from Washington, Oregon and Montana attending the hearing. An overwhelming majority of the attendees demonstrated their opposition by wearing red, creating a “sea of red” in the hearing room.
This is a win for the Lummi Nation and its Northwest community allies over the coal companies. Communities will continue to fight every dirty coal and oil project proposed for the Northwest, like the coal export facility at Longview. These dirty, dangerous projects will not move forward.
On April 29, 2016, Ecology released their draft Environmental Impact Statement for Millennium Bulk Terminal’s proposed coal 44 million metric tons of coal per year export terminal along the Columbia River in Longview, WA. The report comes after the agency received over 165,000 public comments calling for a broad review of the proposed coal export terminal. Learn what you can do!