Let’s get this over the finish line. Exporting coal from Montana was a bad idea from day one. Increased coal mining and export would have poisoned our air, fouled our water, and disrupted our communities. Now we’re years into the fight and the smell of victory—not of dirty coal trains—is in the air. But we’re not there yet.
There is only one coal port on the coast left standing. You know the drill: please submit your comment today to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and ask them to select the “no action” alternative in the Millennium Bulk Terminals Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers just released their draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed coal export terminal. Speaking up during the comment period is critical. With your help, we can block the last remaining coal export terminal in the Pacific Northwest.
Last spring, the Washington Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County issued their draft EIS for the coal port and, with your help, the coalition of opponents broke records—filing over 250,000 comments. Now the Army Corp of Engineers is considering the project, and we all need to speak up with a collective voice!
Why should it be denied? Digging and burning coal increases climate change, harms water quality, and fouls the air. Coal trains running through Montana towns endangers the health and safety of our communities. Asian markets are just starting to move toward cleaner energy. They don’t need dirty Montana coal. The time to say NO is NOW!
Now is your chance to live up to Montana’s reputation of standing up for our clean water and clean air. Submit your comment today!