Prevent the Northwest from becoming a conduit for dangerous coal exports!
In one month, six coal trains derailed across the country -- including one in eastern Washington -- killing two people, holding up or re-routing dozens of trains, and spilling hundreds if not thousands of tons of dirty and toxic coal.
This illustrates just one of the many economic, health, safety, and environmental risks posed by exporting coal through the Pacific Northwest. Could you imagine a coal train derailing in the Columbia River Gorge, Portland, Spokane, Seattle, Bellingham, Missoula, Helena, Sand Point, or dozens of other communities along the rail line?
Coal companies want to rush these projects forward so that they can start turning a profit before key agencies have a chance to conduct a clear, comprehensive, and cumulative review of the risks and impacts to our communities -- from mine to rail, and from port to plant, and from plant to our region’s airshed.
Write the Army Corps of Engineers and call on them to perform an an area-wide environmental review of coal exports in the Pacific Northwest!
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