- Category: Coal Export
Since 2011 Willapa Hills Audubon Society and other Audubon chapters have been working to oppose the coal export terminal in Longview. This facility has been proposed by Millenium Bulk for the former Reynolds Aluminum site on the Columbia River. Thousands turned out for the scoping hearings in 2013, and we need even more support at the hearings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), which was published April 29, 2016.
Public Hearings will be held:
- Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Longview, WA. Cowlitz County Event Center 1900 7th, Longview, WA 98632
- Thursday, May 26, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Spokane, WA. Spokane Convention Center 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201
- Thursday, June 2, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Pasco, WA. TRAC Center 6600 Burden Blvd., Pasco, WA 99301
For a summary of information on the proposed coal terminal, see http://tdn.com/news/local/study-finds-coal-terminal-would-have-significant-affects-on-environment/article_d46b28e6-3859-5d0a-bf42-acd61188eac5.html
Comments on the DEIS will be accepted until June 13, 2016. You can read all 3300 pages here: http://www.millenniumbulkeiswa.gov.
Reading this huge document is daunting! Instead come to a workshop to learn what’s in the DEIS and how you can send in comments or participate in a hearing.
Workshops, sponsored by Columbia Riverkeeper, will be:
Monday, May 9, from 6 -8 pm, Cowlitz PUD, 961 12th Ave, Longview, WA 98632
Wednesday, May 18, from 1 – 3 pm, No Coal Field office, 1520 Commerce Ave. Suite A, Longview, WA 98632
Saturday, May 21, from 3 to 5 pm, No Coal Field office, 1520 Commerce Ave. Suite A, Longview, WA 98632
A preliminary summary of the DEIS can be found at http://columbiariverkeeper.org/top-stories/millennium-summary/ and updates will be posted to the Columbia Riverkeeper website.