Coal is in a death spiral right now. Whether it's another Bureau of Labor Statistics report indicating a drop coal jobs, or coal companies filing for bankruptcy the writing is on the wall -- we're transitioning from coal and other fossil fuels by demanding a fossil fuel free future. But don't tell that to Big Coal corporation Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview (Longview). They're ignoring trying to defy the economics, the news and the climate by building a coal export-terminal along the Columbia River in Washington. But they don't just want to build any terminal, they want to build the biggest one in the United States.
If the Longview project is approved, it could send 44 million tons of coal to Asia every year. That would be the equivalent of adding 600,000 new cars to the road each year. And when you account for operations and all the coal that would be burned in Asia, we're talking an increase of more than 2.5 million metric tons of global warming pollution per year.
There's really only one way to characterize such a dirty proposal: Climate Killer. That's why scientists from the Washington Department of Ecology determined that this project would result in significant impacts to the environment. The scientists have spoken and it's time for our government to start listening. Sign here to tell the Army Corps of Engineers to reject this climate killing COALamity.