In the state of Washington, big project investors including Goldman Sachs, Peabody Energy, Arch Coal, and Berkshire Hathaway are pushing to build the Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal, the largest coal export terminal that will exist in North America. Millions of tons of coal will be extracted, transported, exported, and burned overseas. Power Past Coal created a video that brings to life the effects that the coal transportation will have on communities in the U.S.
EcoWatch’s Coal Export Petition calls attention to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) put out by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) on the Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal. There are many missing environmental factors that have yet to be incorporated, including the impact on the air, land, and water of every town the coal trains will travel through, a quantified impact caused by escaping coal dust, the effects on the natural ecosystem, and many more. Help us protect the earth from the devastating damage on the planet and humans alike by signing the petition today.