Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel that has no place in the 21st century. Across the country, Americans are turning to cleaner energy and phasing out coal power. Because of that, the coal industry has been working on a new plan: strip-mine coal in Montana and Wyoming, transport it on coal trains through Northwest cities and towns, ship it on massive cargo ships off the West Coast, and finally, sell it overseas.
Shipping coal through West Coast communities would clog our railroads, ports, and roads, risk our families’ health, pollute our air and water, hurt local economies and continue to stoke the climate crisis.
You can help by submitting public comments on the proposed Longview coal export facility, which, if built, would be the largest coal export terminal in North America, exporting 44 million tons of coal each year.