Stop Coal Exports in their Tracks
Big coal has big plans for the western states. The largest coal company in the world, Peabody Energy, wants to build a massive export terminal in northwest Washington, so they can ship coal from Wyoming and Montana all over the world.
This is one of the most important fights against coal in the country right now, and we need your help to stop the Cherry Point coal export terminal.
If we win, it will seriously hinder the export of coal to overseas markets. If we lose, it will undermine much of the progress we've made to reduce the amount of dirty coal burned in the United States.
The proposed export terminal north of Bellingham would export at least 48 million tons of coal per year, making it the largest coal export facility in North America. On their way from the Powder River Basin, coal trains would endanger the environment and public health of northwestern communities.
But Washington State can stop the coal industry in its tracks. The most important step right now is to weigh in before the January 20th deadline. Anyone can submit a comment.
Coal export opponents at a hearing in Bellingham last year.