CANCELLED: Nov 13th Scoping Hearing at North Seattle Community College 4-7:00 pm ~ Come early to help, stay late for fun!

SEA Members will be supporting the Coal Free Washington environmental coalition’s efforts to express concerns about all potential adverse impacts from the proposed coal exports through the Northwest.   Contact Robin Everett of the Sierra Club to help set up from 2:00 pm on and attend the Press Conference Scheduled at 3:00 pm.   We will be supporting the sign in tables and the hospitality suite where attendees can get help drafting comments and connecting with others.While anything you can do the help will be great, just coming, wearing red, signing in and listening to the hearing for whatever time you have will help show the level of citizen concern about this proposed coal terminal!   After the hearing there will be a social event at the Maple Leaf pub for all interested!Following are details on the hearing and volunteering.

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If approved, the Gateway Pacific Terminal north of Bellingham would be the largest coal export terminal in the United States. Right now, the Army Corps of Engineers is trying to decide which impacts to take into account as it considers the permit proposal.

In addition to saying NO, this is your opportunity to provide input on what impacts you believe should be considered.  There are a myriad of potential impacts from increased train and shipping traffic, impacts to our fragile eco-system, impacts to our air quality and to global warming and more…  What’s important is that you voice your concerns.     

On Tuesday, Nov. 13 there is a hearing in Seattle at North Seattle Community College about the proposed coal export facility at Cherry Point.  This is our official public opportunity to say NO to this coal export facility and to voice our concerns about specific impacts. Please come to the hearing, submit a comment, and testify.  Please RSVP and we will contact you to give you more information about the hearing. Help us pack the house!

When: Tues. Nov. 13 hearing from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (if possible, please arrive by 3 p.m. for press conference. And please note that you don’t need to stay for the whole hearing. If you can’t arrive by 3 or 4, you can come later to submit a comment.) 

Where: North Seattle Community College, Wellness Center Gym, 9600 College Way North, Seattle, 98103

What:  Power of the People saying “We Can Do Better”

How: Show up in solidarity to oppose this coal export facility and/or write a two-minute testimony. Talking points are here and more health related concerns of coal export, here.

Please wear red!

Want to volunteer to help the day of, or to ensure we have thousands of citizens there?  Contact: Robin Everett  robin.everett@sierraclub.org  206-378-0114 x308

In addition to the noise, traffic congestion and hazardous coal dust, we’d get a new identity as one of the world’s largest exporters of climate-disrupting coal.

This is not us.  We’re pioneering the clean energy revolution – building a stronger regional economy and developing clean energy solutions that work for the long haul; we won’t pull a U-turn and become the middleman for pushing fossil fuel dependence to the world.

Please spread the word on Facebook.

Thank you for your part in this movement!

JoelleRobinson  Joelle Robinson
Field Director

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