Grassroots Activism: Stopping Coal Exports
Last week the city council of Portland, Oregon, voted to approve a resolution opposing coal exports through the city until a full area-wide environmental impact statement is conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Thanks to thousands of activists, Portland's resolution against coal exports is just the latest example of a city standing up for a full environmental impact statement for dirty coal exports. Portland joins 25 other cities, counties, and ports that have officially raised concerns for the projects. Additionally, tens of thousands of residents, over 400 business leaders, 570 healthcare professionals, 200 faith leaders, and over 160 public officials have written letters, submitted comments, and have literally shown up at the Army Corps' door demanding a full review.