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Coal and Oil Trains: Impacts on Washington

Sierra Club members and volunteers continue to voice opposition for coal and oil exports.  Beyond Coal Washington has an adept and knowledgeable Speakers’ Bureau for your organization.  If you’re interested in being a part of that effort, please contact Robin Everett, Sierra Club Organizing Representative.  Robin can be reached at 206-378-0114 x308.   


Companies are

  • Seeking to build the two largest export terminals in North America: Cherry Point and Longview
  • Ship nearly 100 million tons of coal a year


The concern about accidents is particularly acute in Washington, which has the nation’s seventh-largest petroleum refining capacity and is the closest destination for both Canadian and Bakken crude oil.

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When the EIS is completed and released to the public, a comment period will follow.  When that and hearings occur will be posted.

The scoping process provides Northwesterners their first formal opportunity to express concerns and opposition to coal exports through a public comment period. This is the first stage of the environmental review process for the 54 million-ton-per-year coal export terminal at Cherry Point, WA proposed by Peabody Coal. This process will inform key decision-makers’ approval or denial of permits needed to build the terminal.

Right now we are at a critical juncture in the fight to stop coal exports through the Pacific Northwest. We need you to make it a victory for clean air and healthy communities everywhere. Here’s how you can use your precious time to make a difference!

Click here to start now right from home!