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People's Hearing on Coal Exports at Pioneer Square

March 8, 2014 - March 8, 2014
Portland, Oregon

This is it. We've reached the most critical stage in the Oregon struggle to prevent toxic coal exports and to prevent exacerbation of related global climate change.

This month, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued three permits that allow construction of a coal export terminal in Boardman.

The Oregon Department of State Lands is poised to make a decision by April 30 on another key permit.

For two years, we've asked for an Environmental Impact Statement to disclose the risks associated with the project. The Army Corps of Engineers has told Oregonians "No."

For two years, we've asked for a Health Impact Statement to disclose the related health risks. We've been told  "No."

So now it's time for Governor Kitzhaber and the Department of State Lands to say "NO!" to coal exports.

Join with us to send a powerful message to Governor Kitzhaber. 

Rally in Pioneer Courthouse Square

Saturday, March 8th, 2014, 12:00 – 2:00 PM

This is the most important action you can take this year to prevent 8.8 million tons of coal from being transported each year through Oregon and the Columbia Gorge to be burned in Asia. 

Let's say it out loud and let's say it together! Bring your children, your grandchildren and your parents. Bring your friends and their families. 

There will be music, activities for children and testimony by children. We need adults to help with an aerial photo, too!

Please let us know that you are coming by signing up through our partners in the Power Past Coal Coalition’s Facebook event.

See you there!