TAKE ACTION: Tell the Army Corps to Complete a Full Environmental Review of Coal Exports
As a supporter of Columbia Riverkeeper and the Power Past Coal campaign you likely know that we are fighting seven potential coal export terminals, four in Oregon and three in Washington.The decisions made for each proposed terminal have critical ramifications for the other proposed terminals, and especially
for our momentum of We the People being able to defeat King Coal.
Here's the background: on March 6, 2012 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it is moving
forward with permitting the first coal export terminal in Oregon, located at the Port of Morrow. If this project moves forward,
the coal company, Ambre Energy, would ship Montana coal by rail to the Port of Morrow, move the coal onto barges and clog the
Columbia River, and then offload the coal onto ocean-going ships at the Port of St. Helens in Oregon (just across the river
from Longview). According to the Corps, there are no plans to prepare an Environmental
Impact Statement (EIS) on the Northwest's first coal export terminal.
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proposed plans for a Coal Export mega port facility at the former Reynolds Metals plant just West of Longview WA on the shore
of the Columbia River.For more information about our concerns about this proposed facility, its operation,
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Take Action to Stop the Coal Export Project in Longview
Your voice is critical to protect Longview from becoming a coal mega-port.
1. Call and Email the Governor. Tell Governor Gregoire that you oppose the
coal project. Also request that the Governor direct theWA Attorney General to investigate Ambre’s deliberate deception of
Cowlitz County, and state agencies.Email: http://www.governor.wa.gov/contact/default.aspPhone: (360) 902‐4111
2. Call and Email Commissioner of Public Lands - Peter Goldmark. The Washington Dept. of Natural
Resources (DNR) has enormous authority overthe proposed Millennium coal terminal. DNR regulates use of state‐ownedaquatic lands at the terminal site, and must
approve the transfer of thelease
between Chinook Ventures and Millennium Bulk Logistics. AskCommissioner Goldmark to stop this project, which will harm Longview.Tell Commissioner Goldmark
that Millennium attempted to mislead thecommunity and Cowlitz County and that DNR should reject the proposal.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:
3. Write a Letter to the Editor. The Longview Daily News has printed many
the Millennium coal proposal. This weekend, the paper editorialized that Ambre’s tactics in rushing to gain approvals
were unacceptable. Write your own letter calling for an investigation by the Attorney General into Ambre’s deliberate
deception,or discuss your concerns with the proposed coal mega‐port. Submit letters to:Longview Daily News (175 words max) ‐ email@example.comThe Oregonian (150 words max)
4. Attend Olympia Board of Natural Resources Meeting. The Board of Natural
oversees the activities of the Department of Natural Resources. These meetings provide an opportunity for public comment.
The next meeting is April 5, 2011at 9 AM. Public comment will likely occur later in the morning. The meeting will be heldat
the Natural Resources Building, Room 172, in Olympia, Washington. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dan Serres with Columbia
Riverkeeper at(503) 890‐2441or more information. We will
know more about when public comment will occur once the agenda for the meeting is made public. With a good turnout, we can
make an impression on key state decision‐makers that can stop the Millennium project from moving forward.
Learn More about the Coal Industry houston carpet cleaning and Its Impacts Throughout the U.S.by Attending a Screening of the film Deep Down. The
film Deep Down depicts the struggle of a small Kentucky community facing large‐scale coal mining operations.The film displays the controversial nature of coal
mining and the difficulty of local communities grappling with large dirty energy developments. Saturday, March 19th. Kelso,
WA.1:30 PM screening, panel discussion to follow.Kelso Theatre Pub‐ 214 South Pacific Avenue . Kelso, WA
Stay Connected. As the coal export proposal continues to seek key approvals, stay in touch with us so that you can get the
latest information about Millennium’s plans. waterbed It is very likely that additional hearings will occur in the coming months,
and yourparticipation is critical to demonstrate that Cowlitz County residents deserve better than Ambre’s
For more information or to ask questions, contact:
Sandra Davis with Landowners and Citizens for a Safe Community,(360) 703‐2200