Saturday, December 18, 2010

Coal Isn't the Answer

Coal Plant - 5 x 7 - pencil, top
Decay - 5 x 7 - pencil, middle
Save the Bats - 5 x 7 - pencil, bottom
A few small pencil drawings will help clarify my stand on a coal export facility proposed near my home.
 
I believe everyone has a responsibility to act in an environmentally responsible manner. No exceptions. The decision by our local county commissioners to approved a 5.7-million-ton-a-year coal export shipping facility on the Columbia River doesn't sit right. They didn't adequately consider the environmental impacts, both here in our county, nor in the areas the coal is coming from, or going to. They said that wasn't their responsibility. Why?
 
Many people in our area are opposed to the project. I've collected information that helps clarify why we don't want a coal export plant built here. It's not in line with what the Governor has ordered. So why in the world is it even moving forward?

Allan says it so well, "It's my belief that different energy sources will take us into the future. Technology will leave coal far behind. It will stay in the ground, but why should we get a coal dusting in Cowlitz County in the meantime?"


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Climate Solutions http://climatesolutions.org/
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Washington Environmental Council http://wecprotects.org/
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Earthjustice http://www.earthjustice.org/
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Columbia Riverkeeper http://www.columbiariverkeeper.org/

 
EPA http://www.epa.gov/
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Washington Department of Ecology http://www.ecy.wa.gov/
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2 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

Good for you! To speak out against something you feel is not in the people's best interest! Maybe you could send your drawings to the local papers to be used in the editorials about the project, etc? A picture is worth a thousand words, and your's are wonderfully drawn!

Frangipan said...

love the coal plant a lot, so atmospheric!