We're one step closer to stopping big coal

Raise your voice: We’re one step closer to stopping big coal!

Let’s get this over the finish line. Coal export in the Northwest was a bad idea from day one. Now we’re years into the fight and the smell of victory—not of dirty coal trains—is in the air. You know the drill: please submit your comment today and RSVP to attend the public hearing in Longview, Washington on October 24.

WHAT: Coal export public hearing hosted by Army Corps of Engineers

WHEN: Monday, October 24, 1-9 PM (rally at 4 PM, remember to wear red!) RSVP today!

WHERE: Cowlitz County Expo Center 1900 7th Ave, Longview, WA 98632

Can't make it? The Army Corps is hosting a second hearing on Tuesday, October 25th in Ridgefield, Washington. RSVP here for that hearing.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers just released their draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed coal export terminal. The comment period and public hearing are critical events. With your help, we can block the last remaining coal export terminal in the Pacific Northwest.

Submit your public comment to block the proposed Millennium coal export terminal and RSVP to attend one or both of the public hearings in Longview, Washington on October 24 and in Ridgefield, Washington on October 25. (Longview is the priority if at all feasible for you.)

Last spring, the Washington Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County issued their draft EIS for the coal port and, with your help, we broke records—filing over a quarter  million public comments, and packing hearings across Washington State. Each of these agencies –including the Army Corps of Engineers – are responsible for different permits for the proposed coal port and are looking at the environmental impacts through different lenses.

You can review the draft EIS here.

Now’s your chance to live up to our region’s reputation for standing up against dirty fossil fuels. Submit your comment today and RSVP to be part of the public hearings on October 24-25.

Author Bio

Joëlle Robinson

Field Director, Climate Solutions

Joëlle engages community members and diverse constituencies—faith, health, youth, parents, business—to make their voices heard for climate solutions. She led the team of organizers to ensure we stopped any coal export from the U.S. West Coast over the past decade. On offense, she co-led the Field team to help pass the 100% Clean Electricity (Clean Energy Transition Act in 2019) and in 2022 collaborated with the Field team to ensure that all new buildings (commercial and residential) will be built with heat pumps per the State Building Code Council. She continues to conspire for good with them on many other local and state initiatives.

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 previously served on the boards of Earth Ministry, Solar Washington, and Sierra Club Executive Committee. She’s currently President of the board of her 3 year-old!

Joëlle is Northwest born and raised who loves to hike, dance, travel and explore the natural world.

Her favorite quote is “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” —  Mary Oliver

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