Keep the Coal Export Terminal Out of Washington
  • Petitioned Gov. Jay Inslee

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Gov. Jay Inslee

Keep the Coal Export Terminal Out of Washington

    1. Jamie Friedland
    2. Petition by

      Jamie Friedland

      Washingon, DC

Out-of-state interests are pushing Longview, Washington to build a coal export facility to enable coal companies to export Montanan coal to China.  The facility would create 21 jobs more than the site's current tenant.  That is the only benefit it would provide the community.

At the same time, more than 5 million tons of coal per year would rumble through Longview, causing local air pollution and endangering fish and wildlife in and around the Columbia River.  Furthermore, even if everything goes according to plan, everyone pays the price when that coal reaches China and emits its greenhouse gases into our shared atmosphere.

Nobody benefits from this project except coal companies.  Ask Washington Governor Chris Gregoire to block this senseless facility. 

Recent signatures


    1. Success! Washington Coal Export Facility Application Withdrawn

      Jess Leber
      Petition Organizer

      The clean air in Longview, Washington will remain that way, at least for now.  Millennium Bulk Terminals, a subsidiary of Australian coal company Ambre Energy, withdrew its permit application to build the United States’ first West Coast coal...

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. Jess Leber
      Petition Organizer

      TODAY: Activists rally against this coal export terminal

    4. Port Activists Want to Stop U.S. Coal Export Terminal

      Jess Leber
      Petition Organizer

      Activists in Washington State are attempting to repel a threat from outside their borders – from Montana, to be specific. Late last month, Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-Mont.) left “Big Sky Country” to visit Longview, Washington and promote the...

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      Jess Leber
      Petition Organizer

      This is a fun one—could be turned into a film.
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    Reasons for signing

    • Leah Johnson VICKSBURG, MS
      • over 3 years ago

      The coal will hurt the entire planet's atmosphere. Just because it is shipped to China does not make it alright. Their lungs will be hurt, and the entire planet's environment will be further damaged by climate change brought about by the burning of coal and oil. It must stop. We have only one planet.

    • Hollis Giammatteo SEATTLE, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      Dear Gov. Gregoire -- the weak argument for a jobs increase, as a result of building this facility -- is a symptom of our incapacity to make a long term plan for the crucial arrest of environmental degradation. We've got to learn to think differently and beyond "self."

      Thank you for not allowing this damaging and spurious argument to go no further.


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