Portland City Council Coal Export Resolution Vote: Wed. 9/19
33 neighborhood associations across Portland (including ours) have spoken up about their concern or opposition to coal export. Over 20 cities, including Vancouver, WA, Seattle, and Hood River, have already stepped forward. Do you want Portland City Council to do the same? On Wednesday, September 19th, the Portland City Council will be discussing a resolution on coal exports. Public comment sign up begins at 1pm, the meeting begins at 2pm, at City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland OR.
Coal Hard Truth: free neighborhood forum about coal export: Tues. 10/2
Coal companies propose to bring over 150 million tons of coal annually through the Columbia River Gorge to ports in St. Helens, Boardman, Coos Bay, Bellingham, and Longview. Portland could see coal trains along our rail lines and coal barges in the Columbia River. Columbia Riverkeeper offers information about how proposed dirty coal export projects would dramatically affect our community’s health, climate, and economy, and how you can help prevent it from happening. 7-8:30pm, at Rose City Park United Methodist Church 5830 NE Alameda St. Portland 97213.