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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

  • 2020
    Cameron O'reilly
    Columbus, OH
    41 minutes ago
  • 2019
    Darren Aurisch
    Australia
    14 hours ago
  • 2018
    Kathy Carr
    Kenmore, WA
    20 hours ago
  • 2017
    Ethan Crowell
    Hayward, CA
    22 hours ago
  • 2016
    Mark Pass
    Waukesha, WI
    2 days ago
  • 2015
    David Arntson
    Bothell, WA
    2 days ago
  • 2014
    Ed Kraynak
    Denver, CO
    2 days ago
  • 2013
    Lynda Barondes
    Mesa, AZ
    3 days ago
  • 2012
    Lynda Barondes
    Mesa, AZ
    3 days ago
  • 2011
    Lynda Barondes
    Mesa, AZ
    3 days ago
  • 2010
    Lynda Barondes
    Mesa, AZ
    3 days ago
  • 2009
    Katherine Davis
    San Clemente, CA
    3 days ago
  • 2008
    Allan Widmeyer
    Grand Terrace, CA
    3 days ago
  • 2007
    Marc Rubin
    Trenton, NJ
    3 days ago

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