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Stop the Northwest from Becoming a Conduit for Dangerous Coal Exports

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Friends of the Earth strives for a more healthy and just world. We understand that the challenges facing our planet call for more than half measures, so we push for the reforms that are needed, not merely the ones that are politically easy.

About the Petition

The exportation of coal has been an issue discussed by people from all over, for years. This activity is not only harmful to the general public, but it threatens our ecosystems and physical environments. And not to mention, these projects could lead to people in the region literally breathing coal dust! This is wrong!

Given the devastating impacts to air, water, climate and human health, an Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared for each of these individual projects immediately.

Also, the federal agencies involved must issue an environmental review before the planning for these projects goes any further. This review should look into impacts of coal dust, railroad and port congestion, traffic, water and air pollution, and the overall effects this could have on climate change. These projected coal export terminals will affect every living thing in the area, and the Army Corps of Engineers needs to realize the true harm that they could cause.

To: Army Corps of Engineers

To date, more than 150,000 people have made their voices heard by expressing serious concerns regarding the issue of exporting coal from the Pacific Northwest. This is a real problem that could affect many different aspects of Earth’s physical environment as well as our health! 

Currently, there are three proposed coal export terminals in Washington and Oregon that would export millions of tons of coal each year through our communities and waterways. 

I am concerned about local, regional and global climate impacts to my community from the cumulative effects of the combined proposals. The federal agencies involved should conduct an in-depth, area-wide environmental review that considers consequences for all projects -- from the coalmines to the trains, and from the port terminals to the coal burning at power plants -- prior to any permits being issued.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Supporters

  • 2029
    Deborah A. Niwa
    Meadville, PA
    14 minutes ago
  • 2028
    Edward Carey
    New York, NY
    1 day ago
  • 2027
    Yvonne Fast
    Denmark
    1 day ago
  • 2026
    Steven Merl
    Eastham, MA
    3 days ago
  • 2025
    Steven Merl
    Eastham, MA
    3 days ago
  • 2024
    Louis C Morris
    Jacksonville, FL
    3 days ago
  • 2023
    Louis C Morris
    Jacksonville, FL
    3 days ago
  • 2022
    Marie Fitzsimmons
    Jacksonville, FL
    3 days ago
  • 2021
    George Goffe
    San Jose, CA
    4 days ago
  • 2020
    Cheryl Lancaster
    Lancaster, CA
    4 days ago
  • 2019
    Cameron O'reilly
    Columbus, OH
    6 days ago
  • 2018
    Darren Aurisch
    Australia
    1 week ago
  • 2017
    Kathy Carr
    Kenmore, WA
    1 week ago
  • 2016
    Ethan Crowell
    Hayward, CA
    1 week ago

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