RSVP for a hearing on July 9 and stop the Port of Morrow coal terminal!
Last week the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a draft permit for Ambre Energy's Morrow Pacific project, which would send 8 million metric tons of coal down the Columbia River every year.
Can you believe it? If this final permit gets approved, Governor Kitzhaber and the DEQ will have allowed the first coal export project in the Northwest to begin construction.
Despite the avalanche of public opposition we have demonstrated against this coal export project, the DEQ has taken the next step on this permit without the cumulative impacts analysis that thousands of Northwesterners -- including public officials -- have requested.
Attend this hearing and tell Governor Kitzhaber and the DEQ to protect us from dirty coal exports by denying a final permit.
Will you stand with us against coal exports at the public hearing on Tuesday, July 9?
RSVP to attend a hearing near you now and protect the Northwest from dangerous coal exports!
DEQ public hearing for the Morrow Pacific coal export project
PORTLAND: Tuesday, July 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Rally at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Convention Center.
Oregon Convention Center Rooms C120 and C125, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR [MAP]
HERMISTON: Tuesday, July 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Blue Mountain Community College Room 134, 975 SE Columbia Drive, Hermiston, OR [MAP]
Traveling from the Gorge: A 15 passenger van will leave the Hood River Exit 63 Union 76 gas station at 4 PM for Portland. Meet-ups to travel to Hermiston to be scheduled as well. ContactPeter@gorgefriends.org for more information.
Traveling from Vancouver: Meet up at 11:00 a.m. and at 4:00 p.m. at the parking lot of the old downtown library on Mill Plain and Ft. Vancouver Way [MAP]
Bus from Salem: Meet up at 2:00 p.m. at the Salem Unitarian Church at 5090 Center St. NE, Salem, OR [MAP] The bus will return around 8:00 p.m.
***WANT TO TESTIFY?: You must sign up online in advance if you wish to testify. To sign up to testify click here.*** Please note that there are two different hearing rooms available for testimony in Portland. There is also the hearing in Hermiston, Or. The DEQ will take additional testimony at the end of each 2 hour shift only if there is time.
Questions? Or would you like to help out, even for an hour or two? Contact Laura Stevens 503-238-0442 x305, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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