Coal In Skagit Town Hall Meeting

 Forum to Learn About the

Proposed Gateway Terminal at Cherry Point

 When:  Thursday July 14, 2011

Time:  6:30 PM

Where:  Blanchard Community Hall

Dear Community,

What will 20 more coal trains running through the heart of Blanchard, Bow and rural Skagit County each day mean to us?

Bellingham based “Re-Sources for Sustainable Communities” presents a forum to learn about the proposed Gateway Terminal at Cherry Point and the train traffic that will result. 

Bob Ferris, the executive director, will speak about the 1.5 mile long coal trains that will be traveling right through Blanchard and our surrounding communities for decades IF the Gateway Terminal is built.

Impacts on the Environment, Jobs, Economy, Health, and Traffic are some of the issues that will be discussed.

Read: article guest opinion “Coal and our community don’t mix”  and other relevant articles from Chuckanut Conservancy.

Bring your questions! 

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2 Responses to Coal In Skagit Town Hall Meeting

  1. Carolyne Milling says:

    That photo is stunning when I finally realized what I was seeing. Please don’t let them build the Pacific Gateway to Hell and destroy our beautiful utopia. It means nothing to these companies. They’re companies, not people. That’s a beautiful photograph except for the mile long contamination coursing through the middle of it. There’s plenty wrong with this picture.

  2. I wrote a list of actions that can be taken by people like you Carolyne…we are all in this together. Please do what you can to contact the people on the list and tell your friends! I will be updating the list with emails and more information as I gather it!

    http://livingdocuments.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/how-to-stop-the-coal-trains/

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