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Coal ash is toxic. Tell President Obama that protection from coal ash contamination has to be robust, mandatory and nationwide.
Coal companies like Ambre Energy hope to make huge profits by shipping coal through our region for export to Asia, which would bring 16 loud and highly toxic coal trains through our communities every day.
You've sent messages, signed petitions, and written letters. Now is your chance to help push the agencies in charge of reviewing the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals in Longview, WA to take a hard look at the risks to human health and our environment.
Join us for Longview Scoping Hearing for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
WHEN: Tuesday, September 17th, venue open for comments from 1:00 until 8:00 PM, rally at 4:00 PM, public testimony from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
WHERE: Cowlitz County Conference Center (1900 7th Avenue in Longview, WA)
RSVP now to attend the hearing on the proposed coal terminal at Longview to voice your opposition and concerns.
At the hearing you can give oral testimony (up to 2 minutes), submit written comments, or simply wear red to show your opposition to coal export in our region. If you can’t be there, comments can be submitted online.
Buses will be leaving from Portland and Salem to attend this scoping hearing. These buses will be free of charge and filled on a “first come, first serve” basis. Those who don’t make it onto multiple buses will gather into carpools. Buses will return by 9:30 PM.
From Portland: Leaving at 2:30 PM from Holladay Park (near 1062 NE 13th Avenue in the Lloyd District)
From Salem: Leaving at 1:30 PM from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Church (5090 Center Street NE)
NOTE: Please bring a “brown bag” dinner. There are also a few fast food options within walking distance from the hearing in Longview.
For talking points, or if you have questions, please contact Regna Merritt.