November 2nd, Let’s Party!

Marcela Gara News

Have you celebrated the recent permit denial for Millennium’s coal export terminal yet? If not, here’s your invite to a party (and public hearing) you don’t want to miss.

Wait? A party and a public hearing. Yes, you read correctly. Despite the Washington Department of Ecology’s decision denying a key permit, Millennium insists on moving forward with local land use permits from Cowlitz County, as well as a related permit from Ecology. We can’t stop fighting until Millennium officially throws in the towel. That’s why I’m asking you to join me at a public hearing.

But don’t come just to testify. Come to celebrate. We’ll be celebrating YOU: your commitment to keeping your communities safe from toxic coal dust, mile-long coal trains, climate pollution, and stopping the largest proposed coal export terminal in North America.

What: Public hearing on Millennium’s Shorelines permits & community appreciation dinner party (if you’ve attended a rally, signed a petition, or volunteered at a “no coal” event, this party is for YOU!). Remember to wear red and RSVP early!

Where: Cowlitz County Conference Center, 1900 7th Ave SW, Longview, WA 98632. The community appreciation dinner party will be held in the Power Past Coal hospitality suite at the conference center.

When: Thursday, November 2, 2017. Arrive by noon for the rally! Testimony begins at 1:00 pm and the community appreciation party from 5:00-7:00 pm. Note: the hearing begins at 9:00 am with presentations by Millennium and Cowlitz County staff. It is likely that these presentations will continue on November 3, 6, and 7. We encourage you to prioritize attendance on Thursday, November 2.

Please RSVP so we know how BIG to make the community appreciation dinner!

There was a time when it felt like Oregon and Washington were flooded with dirty coal export proposals. Just a few years ago, six coal export terminals totaling nearly 150 million tons of coal were threatening to turn our region into a dirty coal chute to Asia. Today, every single project has been defeated. Please attend the hearing and community appreciation dinner on November 2 to add another nail to the coal export coffin and celebrate your success.

See you November 2!