Coal export terminal

PAUL K ANDERSON

85 Million of your tax dollars...for coal export?

A coal export proposal in southwest Washington would be a bad deal for us from pollution, traffic and climate perspectives. Moreover, unless we act now, it could cost taxpayers $85 million dollars.

Millennium’s dirty coal export terminal planned for Longview, Washington, would require 16-18 coal trains a day. In 2012, Millennium’s CEO promised that taxpayers wouldn’t be on the line for their expensive rail improvements. But a glance at the Washington Transportation Package passed by the Senate tells a different story.

We need to act fast to stop this $85 million dollar giveaway to Big Coal. Click here to send a message to your legislative representatives today!

Eighty-five million dollars of Washington state money is slated for Millennium's vehicle overpass. This is an urgent problem that needs your attention now. The transportation package could be finalized any day now and Washington residents would be stuck footing the bill for coal export.

Millennium already has a poor track record. In 2010, we found Millennium hiding the truth about the scale of their coal export project. Millennium’s public plans were to export just 5 million tons of coal a year but secret documents revealed plans for 60-80 million tons.

$85,000,000. That’s how much Big Coal is slated to get if we don’t act now to remove their funding from the final Washington transportation package.  

Joëlle Robinson's picture

Field Director

, Climate Solutions

Joëlle engages citizens and diverse constituencies—faith, health, veteran, youth, parents, sportsmen, business—to make their voices heard for climate solutions. She led local field work collaboration with our partners toward passing a federal climate bill, and is currently working to ensure we stop any coal export from the U.S. West Coast.

Joëlle was the Regional Outreach Coordinator of National Wildlife Federation where she focused on mobilizing hunters, anglers and concerned citizens around solutions to global warming. Previous work with Climate Solutions includes the NW Climate Connections partnership, serving as the Field Assistant for the successful Clean Cars campaign, and Field Director of the Renewable Fuel Standard, which passed in April 2006.

She is a board member of Earth Ministry and on the Advisory Board for the Seattle Area Happiness Initiative. She previously served on the Solar Washington board and Sierra Club Executive Committee.

Joëlle is a Northwest native who loves to hike, bike, dance, paraglide, and travel. Her favorite quote is “Hope is borne of participating in hopeful solutions.” — Marianne Williamson.