Letter: Resist coal export plans
Sunday, December 2, 2012
What would it have to take? How bad would it have to get before we stand up to defend what we love? Locally, resistance continues to grow in opposition to the plans by Ambre Energy to export coal to Asia through our community. The outlandish proposal is to move 3.5 million metric tons of dirty coal by barge down the Columbia River to a terminal in St. Helens, Ore. Few should have to speculate as to the massive destruction this would leave on our community and planet.
As corporations like Ambre continue to threaten and block serious reform and regulation in their relentless quest for short-term profits, it leaves citizens with few alternatives.
We can no longer wait passively. We fight on behalf of the Earth and our children and grandchildren. Join the opposition at the public hearing at Clark College's Gaiser Student Center on Dec. 12 at 4 p.m.