Big Coal is seeking to export hundreds of millions of tons of dirty and dangerous coal out of Northwest ports, sending up to 18 mile-and-a-half-long, open coal trains through Seattle neighborhoods like Georgetown, Magnolia, Ballard, and many more.
Seattle has nothing to gain if Big Coal gets its way -- but a lot to lose.
These trains in our neighborhoods would cause traffic delays, create health problems from coal dust and diesel, and lower property values. Fortunately, the Seattle City Council is considering passing a resolution opposing coal exports to protect our city, state, and region. But the Council needs to know you support their efforts by attending the hearing.
Join us at the City Council hearing and show your support for a clean and healthy Seattle!
Who: The Sierra Club, allies, friends, family, and you!
What: Hearing and press conference in support of Seattle City Council resolution opposing coal exports.
When: Tuesday, May 29 at 2 p.m. (press conference begins at 1:30 p.m.)
Where: Council Chambers, Seattle City Hall, Floor 2, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 (Map)