To: Salem City Council
Pass a resolution opposing coal exports: Salem City Council
Pass a resolution confirming the city's strong opposition to any new coal export terminals being built in the Pacific Northwest.
Why is this important?
The coal industry wants to turn the Pacific Northwest into North America's largest hub for shipping dirty coal to Asia.
While the Northwest would get radically increased coal train traffic and additional air and water pollution, Asia would access to cheap American coal and the coal industry would boost its dirty profits. And we'd all suffer the consequences of supercharged climate change.
Dozens of cities in the region have passed resolutions declaring their opposition to coal exports or their concerns with coal export terminal proposals.
As the permitting process moves forward for several different coal export terminal proposals, we need to build pressure on city councils in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana to formally come out in opposition to dirty coal exports.