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How to stop the Coal Trains

July 12, 2011

 Forum to Learn About the

Proposed Gateway Terminal at Cherry Point

 When:  Thursday July 14, 2011

Time:  6:30 PM

WhereBlanchard Community Hall

Dear Community,

What will 20 more coal trains running through the heart of Blanchard, Bow and rural Skagit County each day mean to us?

Bellingham based “Re-Sources for Sustainable Communities” presents a forum to learn about the proposed Gateway Terminal at Cherry Point and the train traffic that will result. 

Bob Ferris, the executive director, will speak about the 1.5 mile long coal trains that will be traveling right through Blanchard and our surrounding communities for decades IF the Gateway Terminal is built.

Impacts on the Environment, Jobs, Economy, Health, and Traffic are some of the issues that will be discussed.

Read: article guest opinion “Coal and our community don’t mix“  and other relevant articles from Chuckanut Conservancy.

Bring your questions! 

Defending our Communities means to:

  • Tell your public officials NOT to permit this project.

  • Tell your friends. Make your opinions known.

  • Attend public meetings.

  • Donate to organizations opposing the project such as RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and Climate Solutions.

  • Sign the NO Coal Export petition that will go to Governors Gregoire, Kitzhaber and Brown as well as other key Northwest Leaders. Go to to sign.

  • Visit for the latest information about participating in the permitting process.

Contact your Public Officials:
US Rep. Rick Larsen: 425-252-3188
Sen. Kevin Ranker:     360-676-2160
Rep. Jeff Morris:         360-588-6227
Rep. Kris Lytton:        360-676-2105
Governor Gregoire:  360-902-4111
Public Lands Commissioner Goldmark: 360-902-1004
For more information download this .pdf of the flier by Shew Design for Opposing the coal trains and Cherry Point Terminal: Coal Flier.
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