Contact Washington State Officials
This petition is now closed.
End date: Jul 28, 2017
Signatures collected: 326
Lighthouse Resources, the owner of a massive coal strip mine in Montana, wants to open North America’s largest coal export facility in Washington State. If built, this port would handle enough coal that when burned would generate up to 88 million tons of additional C02 pollution every year, equivalent to the discharges from 18 million passenger vehicles driven for one year. Lighthouse Resources is currently seeking a water pollution permit from the Washington Department of Ecology (WDE) that would allow the project to move forward. We need you to take a few minutes, and tell WDE to deny the permit and to stop this project.
Since its inception, Lighthouse Resources’ proposal to build the Millennium Bulk Terminal export facility has drawn unprecedented opposition. Over 250,000 public comments have flooded in opposing the project. One or more of those comments were likely from you. Thank you!
But Lighthouse Resources is determined to move forward with this terrible proposal, and we need you to speak out once again. A recent environmental review of the project found that the increase in coal train traffic would have significant and unavoidable impacts on public health, the environment, and the climate.
Please tell the Washington Department of Ecology to deny Lighthouse Resources’ application for a pollution permit today.