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Tell the Army Corps of Engineers: Conduct a study on the environmental impacts of coal export terminals
Last week, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that it is moving forward with permitting for the first proposed coal export terminal in Oregon -- Ambre Energys 8.8 million ton per year export terminal at the Port of Morrow. If constructed, this coal export terminal would supercharge global climate change and damage the environment in the Pacific Northwest. But shockingly, the Corps has no plans to prepare a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement.
Here's what I added to the end of the Public Comment:
Does the Army Corps of Engineers believe in Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) or not? Will it turn a blind eye because of the heat that Big Coal and others would bring to bear were the Corps to stand up for dealing with the issue now and across-the-board? The Army Corps of Engineers is involved in plenty of flood-control efforts. Doesn't simply postponing and postponing and postponing reckoning with AGW fly in the face of those efforts? You know that AGW is going to bring not only droughts but huge, unmanageable, and flood-control-construction-damaging flooding.
You have a duty, even a mandate, properly to address this gigantic issue now. Do the right thing.
The world needs to get off coal, not have the US mining and selling more of it. Do your part to force [they have the power; would everyone stop coercing, we wouldn't be facing AGW in the first place] the change to sanity over greed and stupidity.
Read the whole thing, and submit your comment too:.