Support the Eugene City Council resolution against coal export
Thirty-two cities across the Northwest have taken action to voice concerns or outright opposition to coal export. Now it is time for the Eugene City Council to join them.
This coming Monday night, Oct. 22, the council will vote on a Resolution to Oppose Transport of Coal for Export through Eugene brought forth by Councilor Alan Zelenka. The resolution addresses concerns about the impacts of global warming in addition to coal dust, diesel pollution and air quality.
This is a strong resolution that clearly outlines the concern that Eugene residents have been voicing about coal export. To make it even stronger, we ask that in your comments to the City Council you request the addition of the following action item:
• Review of a comprehensive, independent Health Impact Assessment prior to approval of any permits.
Many of you have participated in rallies and spoken up at council meetings already. THANK YOU!!! It’s working! Please continue to demonstrate the broad and diverse community support for this resolution.
Here are two ways make your voice heard:
Send the City Council members a letter that states your concerns about coal export and ask for their vote in favor of the resolution with the additional action item.
Voice your support by testifying in favor of the resolution at the City Council meeting.
When: Monday, October 22nd Sign up to testify at 7:15 pm, public testimony beings at 7:30 pm.
Where: City County meets at the Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, in the Bascom-Tykeson Room.
What: Public testimony is limited to three minutes; it is recommended that you come with advance testimony prepared.
Please take a moment to contact your City Council representatives and-or attend the meeting on Monday. Your action today can make a huge difference!