Longview residents take to the streets to oppose coal exports

Marcela Gara News

Longview-area residents took to the streets to remind their elected leaders of the community’s strong opposition to coal export. Community members shared their concerns about the health impacts of 16 coal trains a day and open piles of coal eight stories tall. The Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Ecology, and the County have denied four key permits or use authorizations for the coal export terminal. Millennium continues to appeal each denial in court—and it’s parent company, Lighthouse Resource Inc., has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Washington.

Today’s rally was a response to Cowlitz County Commissioner Dennis Weber’s request to U.S. representatives from Montana and Wyoming to encourage their states’ attorneys general to sue Washington over the coal permit denials. Read the news article here: https://bit.ly/2LEdjSW.

See all the photos from today’s rally, here.