Big Coal companies are planning to ship over 140 million tons of coal a year to China through the Pacific Northwest. Every day, 18 coal trains, each over a mile long, will clog downtown Seattle streets and leave behind a toxic coal residue that will contaminate our air and water. The worst tragedy could be the long term public health effects that these trains will have on the men, women and children who happen to live, work or go to school in the densely populated neighborhoods surrounding the tracks.
It’s not too late to stop this project in its tracks!
Whatcom County, the state Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers want to hear your thoughts and concerns about the potential environmental, economic, and public health effects that this project might have on you, your family, and the people in your community. Please submit your comments by January 21, 2013. Please encourage other people in your community to submit their comments too. With your help we can stop the coal trains from running through Seattle and prevent "Seattle Lung."