more info at http://www.theportlandaliance.org/coal
Rally 'Round NO COAL for OREGON!
The Community Alliance Against Coal presents:
Blue Skies and Coal Don’t Mix!
The Blue Skies Campaign, based in Missoula, Montana, will talk about what resistance to new coal infrastructure looks like on their end while gathering support for a HUGE Coal Export Action this August 12-20th in Helena, MT! Coal that is mined in Montana and Wyoming could be shipped through Oregon and Washington. It is critical that all communities that are impacted by coal: where it is mined, shipped and burned, unite as one voice to say No Coal!
What: Presentation by the Blue Skies Campaign to build alliances and momentum for action against coal
Where: Laughing Horse Books, 12 NE 10th Ave (just off Burnside) in Portland, OR
When: Tuesday July 24th, 7pm
Cost: Free! Donations happily accepted
More info/RSVP: nocoalexports.org, coalexportaction.org
Coal hurts the economy, the environment, and our health. Coal is a dirty, antiquated fuel of the past, and continued dependence on coal holds us back from a sustainable, renewable energy future.
Oregon and Washington are currently threatened with six proposals to ship coal mined in Montana and Wyoming down the Columbia and on to Asian markets. When burned, it will return as poison toxins all along the Pacific coast. It is time for us to stand up.
About the Blue Skies Campaign: The Blue Skies Campaign is a grassroots, volunteer-run organization dedicated to protecting Montana communities from coal mining, transportation, and export. Our Missoula-based organizing team works with groups and organizations across Montana to stop dirty coal infrastructure, and promote a sustainable, renewable energy future.
Montana is sitting on a carbon bomb: the biggest untapped coal reserves in the contiguous United States lie buried under Montana soil. If even a fraction of this coal were burned, it would release enough carbon to make catastrophic climate change basically unavoidable. By denying permits to build critical components of coal export infrastructure, state and local governments from eastern Montana to the West Coast can dampen the fuse to this bomb. The action will be a peaceful protest aimed at protecting communities in Montana and the Northwest from coal mining, transportation, and export. Visit coalexportaction.org for details.