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.1
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 to this coal export project, the DEQ has taken
the next step on this permit without the cumulative review 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 and protect the Northwest from dangerous coal exports!
WHAT: DEQ public hearing for the air
quality and stormwater permits for the Morrow Pacific coal export project
WHEN: 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
WHERE: Oregon Convention Center Rooms C120
and C125, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR [MAP] There will also be a second hearing in Hermiston, OR
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
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.
Questions? Or would you like to help
out, even for an hour or two? Contact Laura Stevens 503-238-0442
permit the DEQ is considering is inadequate -- the cumulative impacts and the
risks from mine to power plant must be considered in this project. This project
would result in coal dust and diesel emissions that would likely exceed air
quality standards and worsen pollution in the Gorge -- and contribute dangerous carbon pollution to our
atmosphere. The increase in barge traffic on the Columbia
River would harm salmon, river recreation, and navigation.
We need Governor
Kitzhaber and DEQ Director Dick Pedersen to stand up and protect Oregon
families. Your presence at this hearing
will convince them that Oregonians are not willing to compromise: we say "no" to coal exports in the Pacific
Sign up now to attend the DEQ's coal
export hearing and protect the Northwest from dangerous coal exports!
Thanks for all you do to protect the environment,
Beyond Coal Campaign
P.S. After you take action, be sure to forward this alert to your friends and colleagues!
 Department of Environmental Quality, Coyote Island Terminal Coal Export Project, Oregon.gov. 5 June 2013.