20 Feb '12, 8pm

NW Communities Act to Halt #CoalExports, Call for More Action #climatejustice #actagainstcoal #coal

NW Communities Act to Halt #CoalExports, Call for More Action #climatejustice #actagainstcoal #coal

“Big coal knowingly poisons our land, water and communities for the sake of their bottom line,” said Chelsea Thaw of the Cascade Climate Network. ”Coal is the biggest contributor to global climate change, and as we teeter on the threshold of climate chaos we must reject all coal infrastructure.” Two days earlier, Eugene and Olympia took action. In Olympia, Washington students met with elected officials and urged them to deny coal export terminal permits. In Oregon, the group No Coal Eugene dropped a banner reading “Stop the Coal Train” from a multi-story parking lot. Eugene is one of many cities that could soon see dirty, polluting coal trains running through town on their way to new export sites, if coal companies get their way. On Sunday in Missoula, the student-run Blue Skies Campaign and Occupy Missoula held a March Against Coal Exports after Rocky Mountain Power Shift...

Full article: http://itsgettinghotinhere.org/2012/02/20/nw-communities-...

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