Dec 12th Scoping Hearing for Proposed Coal Export Terminal

Voice your opposition in person at the scoping hearing for the Gateway Pacific Terminal in Cherry Point, Washington (near Bellingham). Mark your calendars!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

PRESS CONFERENCE/RALLY: 3:00pm

HEARING: 4:00-7:00pm

 
Clark College, Gaiser Student Center
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, Washington 98663

 

Carpool with usFROM HOOD RIVER: Bus will leave Hood River Event Site (151 N. 2nd Ave) at 1:15pm and return by 10pm. Contact peter@gorgefriends.org to reserve your seat on the bus. FROM PORTLAND (2 locations): (1) Jackson Middle School (10625 SW 35th Ave) – meet in upper parking lot, not main parking lot; (2) Delta Park/Vanport Park and Ride (1940 N Victory Blvd) – accessible by MAX Yellow Line train. Contact samantha@gorgefriends.org to reserve your seat and get exact departure time.

 

This hearing is open to residents of any state.

 

PLEASE WEAR RED! Show up in solidarity to oppose this coal export facility and/or write a two-minute testimony. Talking points are here. Health concerns related to coal export can be found here.

Please note that you don’t need to stay for the whole hearing. If you can’t arrive by 3 or 4pm, come later to submit a comment. 

 

If approved, the Gateway Pacific Terminal 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.

 

If you can’t make it in person, submit comments online.

 

For a full list of scoping hearings across Washington, click here.

 

The great folks over at How Loud Media produced a short documentary titled, Divided by Coal, which discusses the proposed Cherry Point coal export terminal and how it will affect surrounding communities. Click here to see the video.

 

Learn more & support Riverkeeper’s work to stop dirty coal exports in the Northwest.

 


One Response to “Dec 12th Scoping Hearing for Proposed Coal Export Terminal”

  1. Sharon Miller says:

    I oppose this project, as we have to start somewhere in protecting our environment, and we can be leaders in showing the world that we have alternatives. China has polluted the air above us for too long and we have no control. We can control this pollution.