Please help us STOP the Newport WA Silicon Smelter from destroying our health and land!

Please help us STOP the Newport WA Silicon Smelter from destroying our health and land!

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Sydney Cohn started this petition to Governor Jay Inslee and

I'm writing on behalf of an amazing community in the little town of Newport Washington, which is in danger of a Silicone Smelter moving in that would wreak relentless havoc on the surrounding community, health, and natural environment for generations to come!

The small Newport community has been fighting long and hard for this Smelter not to be built against all odds, over the big Canadian PacWest Silicon Corporation that has been unendingly pushing for it for years now. I have many close friends who live here who are seriously concerned about the forever-harmful impacts. Governor Jay Inslee has voiced his public support for the development of the smelter; it would create solar panels, but destroy the surrounding health and environment of its community long-term. If this Silicon smelter gets built (It's underway but we can stop it now!), a number of disasters will result:

  1. It would pollute our air with hundreds of tons of toxic greenhouse gases each year with sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, PM2.5, and silica dust (which will flow down into Idaho and Montana communities).
  2. Air pollution can cause higher risk of asthma, pneumonia, respiratory tract infections, COPD, compromised immune systems, bronchitis, sinusitis, colds, and impaired intelligence, endangering the already susceptible (children and elderly). 
  3. Our beautiful, natural environment/resources will be destroyed by increasing the risk of acid rain in the area, polluting our water, making our wildlife and ecosystems die-out, and by contributing to climate change.
  4. It will harm local business, despite claiming to create 200 more jobs and boost our local economy,, deter new small local business, and limit outdoor activity for everyone due to poor air quality. 
  5. The smelter will be LOUD. Being a large industrial factory only miles away from our backyards and schools, it will emit a constant stream of industrial noise that has been proven to cause stress in animals and humans over long periods of time. 

There are significantly more downfalls to this proposed smelter, and there's more info at https://stopnewportsmelter.org/#save. We may be far off from your locale, and you may consider us strangers, but please, we all live on the same earth and are in the same sorry boat! Help us fight climate change as much as we're trying to in our own little community! Please sign and help us to stop this smelter for the sake of everyone! 

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