Longview coal-export activist to speak at Montana Public Hearings, forums

April 29, 2016

Categories: Coal, Northern Plains Resource Council

Missoula People’s Hearing
Monday, May 9
7 p.m.
MCT Center for the Performing Arts
200 N. Adams Street

Helena Forum/Luncheon
Tuesday, May 10
12 p.m.
Lewis and Clark Library
120 S. Last Chance Gulch Lunch provided!

Livingston Forum
Tuesday, May 10
5:30 p.m.
Elk River Books
120 N. Main Street

Billings People’s Hearing
Wednesday, May 11
6 p.m.
Home on the Range
220 South 27th Street

**Please join our bus trip to testify at a Washington State hearing in Spokane on May 26. We’ll pick you up along the way. If interested, email ella@northernplains.org or 406-248-1154.

The draft environmental impact statement (EIS) is to be released todfay for one of the last remaining pieces of coal export infrastructure – Arch Coal’s massive proposed coal port in Longview, Washington.

Les Anderson

Les Anderson

The port would move 44 million tons of coal per year through Montana rail towns on the way to the West Coast from Montana and Wyoming mines. That’s 18 additional coal trains a day.

This draft EIS is our chance to tell Washington not to let these coal companies export American coal to Asia. To get the word out, we’re bringing Les Anderson, Vice President of Landowners and Citizens for a Safe Community, a safety organization in Longview, to speak about how the proposed port would affect his community.

Les and Northern Plains members will travel across Montana (see box at right) to raise the alarm and generate comments about the impacts of coal export on Montana communities. Come join us!

220 South 27th Street, Suite A
Billings, Montana 59101
(406) 248-1154