I've been asking, What are some effective ways to apply pressure to stop corporate driven coal terminals based in state of WA? I'll be interviewing Cherie Eicholz, Executive Director of Washington Physicians for Responsibility soon. If you or your organization are organizing on this issue, please let us know how we can support your efforts.
Recommendations to date include:
First, learn more about the situation. Check out this terrific Report Compiled by Sightline’s Eric de Place and/or this Climate Solutions Factsheet, both of which succinctly explain the threats posed by this proposal.
Second, Sign the “No Coal Export” Petition that will go to Governors Gregoire, Kitzhaber and Brown as well as other key leaders.
Third, make a couple of phone calls.
Call Governor Gregoire at (360) 902-4111 and tell her to ensure that Washington says “No to coal export, and YES to a clean energy future.”
Call Public Lands Commissioner Goldmark at (360) 902-1004 and tell him “Don’t use Washington’s public waters for coal export.”
And finally, if you see an article in the Seattle Times or The Spokesman Review or wherever, please make your voice heard by writing a letter to the editor or op-ed. Polling shows that the voice of health professionals is the most compelling in this debate and your voice is needed!