Next coal train planning meeting Wednesday

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The public is invited to Sustainable Edmonds/Sierra Club’s ongoing planning meetings opposing the coal trains passing through Edmonds and other towns in the region. The next meeting is this Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Frances Anderson Center, Room 206, 700 Main St. (east of the Edmonds Library).

For more information, email Richard at r_bisbee@msn.com.

 

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  1. Our aim in these meetings is to raise awareness in and around Edmonds of this plan, and to get community and business feedback on what the impacts will be if we add an average of 9 coal trains per day to our rails.

    SSA Marine, who is constructing the port, is expected to submit their application by March, meaning that public hearings might start as early as May. We need to have our City organized and ready to speak up, and demand that the impacts on Edmonds and other communities along the rails, get considered in the review of the impacts of this project.

    Spread the word, and come down to Frances Anderson Center on Wednesday to learn more about what we can do.

    If you want to research some of the facts yourself ahead of time, the best source is http://coaltrainfacts.org . Fully cited articles detail all of the facts available so far.

  2. Someone’s home will be heated by this coal, maybe someone who cannoit afford any other heating type. When coal costs more than another energy source then coal use will diminish. We shouldn’t use public resources to alter what the market will alter naturally.

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