Come to City Hearing (Tuesday, May 22nd) re Opposing Transport of Coal Across Washington

Seattle City Council Agenda
Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Members: Mike O’Brien, Chair; Sally J. Clark, Vice Chair; Tim Burgess, Member; Nick Licata, Alternate
Council Chamber, City Hall
600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Committee Chair:  
Telephone: 206-684-8800
Council Meeting Listen Line: 206-684-8566
* This meeting also constitutes a meeting of the Full Council, provided that the meeting shall be conducted as a committee meeting under the Council Rules and Procedures, and Council action shall be limited to committee business.
A. Call to Order 
B. Public Comment
C. Items of Business
1. Res. 31379  (PDF Version)Stating The City of Seattle’s opposition to transporting coal across Washington State and through Seattle due to negative health impacts and negative impacts to the Earth’s climate. BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND POSSIBLE VOTE (20 min)
Presenters: Esther Handy, Office of Councilmember Mike O’Brien; Meg Moorehead, Council Central Staff
Supporting Documents:
a. Coal Exports Resolution Presentation
2. Relating to the City Light Department, authorizing the Superintendent or his designee to grant an e asement for a sewer main to Valley View Sewer District over a portion of The City of Seattle’s fee-owned transmission co rridor located in Tukwila, Washington; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Presenters: Lynn Best, Seattle City Light; Dave Barber, Seattle City Light; Tony Kilduff, Council Central Staff
D. Adjournment
The Council’s Chambers and offices are accessible to individuals with disabilities;
translation services provided on request.
Call 206-684-8888 (TDD: 206-233-0025) for further information.
City of Seattle – Legislative Department
PO Box 34025
Seattle, Washington 98124-4025

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One Response to Come to City Hearing (Tuesday, May 22nd) re Opposing Transport of Coal Across Washington

  1. Mary Manous says:

    The Committee heard from about 25 people, each given 2 minutes, including Mike Dash from SEA. The two Council members, Mike O’Brien and Tim Burgess voted for the Resolution and it will be passed on to the full Council for a hearing next Tuesday. Labor Unions, BNSF and SAS Marine also spoke and raised good points about jobs and the economy, as well as it being better that US coal is burned than dirtier Asian coal and that if we don’t export it, then Canada will and their environmental regulations are worse than ours, as evidenced by how the BC Coal Port looks and operates.


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