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The Coal Hard Truth

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The Coal Hard Truth

Time: July 7, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Lincoln Theater in Mt. Vernon
Street: 712 South 1st Street
City/Town: Mount Vernon, WA 98273-3813
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Phone: 360-336-8995
Event Type: community, discussion
Organized By: Sarai Stevens
Latest Activity: Jul 7, 2011

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Event Description

Learn "The Coal Hard Truth" about the terminal proposed for Cherry Point near Bellingham on Thursday, July 7th, beginning at 7 pm at the Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon. 


Diesel exhaust, coal dust, noise, traffic delays, and more carbon emissions are just some of the likely impacts if the Gateway Pacific Terminal gets the green light to go ahead with the project.

If you think this is Bellingham's problem, think again. Twenty 1.5-mile-long trains every day for decades would travel through the Skagit Valley to ship coal from Wyoming to Asia. "[Wyoming's] Powder River basin is one of the earth's great carbon bombs, and the fuse seems to run through Cherry Point," says author and environmentalist Bill McKibben.

Sponsored by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Transition Fidalgo & Friends, Sierra Club, Climate Solutions, Chuckanut Conservancy, Chuckanut Transition, Fidalgo Backyard Wildlife Habitat, and the Washington Environmental Council.

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