On Thursday, February 9, my husband and I went to a community meeting on the proposed sites for coal terminals in Washington and Oregon. I haven’t seen much press about the proposal which surprises me. If the terminals that are proposed are approved, they will cause great harm to our environment, health, economy and well-being of Washingtonians and Oregonians.
The two largest coal companies, Arch Coal and Peabody, along with Australian-based Ambre Energy are working on very large coal export terminals so they can ship their coal to Asia. The proposed terminals would be located at:
Cherry Point, north of Bellingham, WA
Coos Bay, OR; and
St. Helens, OR