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Endangered orcas are in jeopardy from proposals that would send as much as 150 million tons of coal each year through the Pacific Northwest—spewing toxic coal dust and diesel emissions that would pollute the waters on which orcas rely.
Sign our petition urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review the risks from proposed coal export terminals.
Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
I am writing to request that the Army Corps of Engineers conduct a comprehensive, area-wide analysis for the proposed coal export terminals in Oregon and Washington, in order to ensure that our communities and wildlife are protected from harm.
Individually, these projects will have significant regional impacts, including effects on public health from coal dust and diesel pollution; decreased water quality; degradation of critical habitat and aquatic resources; effects on imperiled species of fish and wildlife; and an increase in accidents and noise from port expansions and rail traffic. Collectively, they would contribute enormously to global climate change—of which the widespread effects are already hitting home.
Given the broad impact that proposed coal export terminals will have on our natural resources and public health, national scrutiny and oversight is essential. A thorough analysis and consideration of alternatives is necessary to best inform public policy decisions for the Northwest and for the nation.