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Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet
by Dr. Alan Lockwood

Drawing on peer-reviewed scientific and medical research, Dr. Lockwood meticulously details the symptoms of climate change and their medical side effects.

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Statement on Washington DNR Decision to Deny Millennium Bulk Terminal Lease

January 3, 2017

Washington Department of Natural Resources Denies Lease for Columbia River Coal Export Terminal

Millennium Bulk Terminals proposes to build the nation’s largest coal export terminal on the banks of the Columbia River in Longview, Washington. The project would send 44 million tons of coal per year in uncovered coal trains from the Powder River Basin and Uinta Basin along both sides of the Columbia River and through communities large and small. Since its inception, the project has drawn unprecedented opposition. In 2016, tribes, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and over a dozen cities (including Portland, OR) urged Washington State to deny permits for the project.

Millennium requested a sublease from Washington DNR, which manages state-owned aquatic lands in the Columbia River adjacent to the proposed coal terminal. DNR has broad authority to grant or deny subleases. On January 3rd, DNR denied Millennium's request.

Oregon PSR serves on the Executive Committee of Power Past Coal. Power Past Coal is an ever-growing alliance of health, environmental, clean-energy, faith and community groups and businesses working to stop coal export off the West Coast. Power Past Coal is represented by Earthjustice and CRAG Law Center.

Read more about Washington State's denial of a sublease for Millennium Bulk Terminals.

We join the Lummi Nation in applauding a second landmark decision by Washington DNR. Read the press release from the Lummi Nation.