Celebration & Public Hearing in Longview for Millennium Bulk Terminal Coal Export Defeat
November 2, 2017
Time: Noon - 7:00 pm
Location: Cowlitz County Conference Center, 1900 7th Ave SW (map)
Have you celebrated the recent permit denial for Millennium's coal export terminal yet? If not, here's your invitation to a party (and public hearing) you don't want to miss.
Wait, a party and a public hearing? Yes, you read correctly. Despite Washington Dept. of Ecology and Washington Dept. of Natural Resources decisions denying key permits, Millennium insists on moving forward with local permits from Cowlitz County.
Millennium announced just yesterday that it is suing the Dept. of Ecology and Director Mia Bellon while separately appealing that agency's decision, which protects human health and safety, as well as our rivers. In callous disregard for human health, Millennium presses forward. We will not rest until Millennium withdraws its application.
That's why I'm asking you to join me on November 2nd for a public hearing on Millennium's Shorelines permits and a community appreciation dinner party. If you've attended a rally, signed a petition, or volunteered at a "no coal" event, this party is for YOU!).
The dinner will be held in the Power Past Coal room at the conference center (wear or bring layers). Remember to wear red and RSVP early!
*Note: The hearing begins at 9:00 AM with presentations by Millennium and Cowlitz County staff. It is likely that these presentations will continue on November 3rd, 6th, and 7th. We encourage you to prioritize attendance on Thursday, November 2nd, though most of the day may be taken up by Millennium's presentation.
Please prepare short written testimony or simply attend to show your support. Testimony is first come, first serve. Contact Regna for talking points.
Please RSVP so we know how BIG to make the community appreciation dinner!
There was a time when it felt like Oregon and Washington were flooded with dirty coal export proposals. Just a few years ago, six coal export terminals totaling nearly 150 million tons of coal were threatening to turn our region into a dirty coal chute to Asia. Today, every single project has been defeated. Please attend the hearing and community appreciation dinner on November 2nd to add another nail to the coal export coffin and celebrate your success.
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