Stand with Governor Kitzhaber on coal export
April 9, 2014

Recently, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber stated that "It's time to say NO once and for all to coal exports."  

We couldn't agree more.  It is critical for us to show the Governor that we firmly support a decision against Ambre Energy’s dirty and dangerous coal export proposal on the Columbia River.  Take a minute to share this image on Facebook and post it to the Governor’s page.

The Governor has made his position clear in several communications, and he has even set a timeline for the decision: by the end of the month of May.  This is fantastic. 

Coal company Ambre Energy is fiercely pushing back. They are even going so far as to dispute Tribal fishing locations on the Columbia River, on top of their claims that their dirty coal proposal would not harm fisheries in the Columbia. So low.

So it is up to us to be louder. Oregon’s future should not be left in the hands of Big Coal.  Our vision for our future is coal-free, with clean air, clean water, a stable climate, and healthy communities.   This is the message we must send to Governor Kitzhaber today.   

To show the Governor that we stand with him, we shined this “no coal export” light image on the Capitol. To show you stand with the Governor against coal, please take a minute to post the image above to the Governor’s Facebook page and share the image with your friends. 

FB post language:

Coal exports is not a part of Oregon’s future, and we 100% agree with you, Gov Kitzhaber, that “It’s time to say NO to coal exports.” I fully support a permit denial this May for Ambre’s coal export proposal on the Columbia River.  Join me in sharing this and posting this to Governor Kitzhaber’s page! 

Post it to the Governor's Facebook page.
Twitter language:

We agree @GovKitzhaber: #nocoalexports here in Oregon. 

We stand with you @GovKitzhaber. Time to deny Ambre’s coal permit on the Columbia.


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Joëlle Robinson

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.