Record comments on proposed Longview coal export terminal

Rev. Patton at the rally at the Longview coal export hearing

Rev. Patton at the rally at the Longview coal export hearing

More than 165,000 public comments have been submitted as part of the environmental review process for the proposed coal export terminal in Longview, WA. Nearly 100 religious leaders were among the thousands who testified against coal export at five hearings in Longview, Vancouver, Pasco, Spokane, and Tacoma. Clergy served as emcees at pre-hearing rallies in three of the cities.

Thousands of people of faith submitted written comments opposing the Longview coal export terminal, citing health, environmental, and climate concerns. The 165,000 comments on the Longview terminal exceed the 125,000 comments agencies received on the proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point earlier this year. Together we are making our voices heard!