Communities Don't Want Coal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Investors and Communities can agree: "Communities don't want coal export terminals. They don't want railroads trucking through town."

 And they don't want large piles of coal to blow all over them. 

Kinder-Morgan's coal and pet coke pile, down in Myrtle Grove, regularly coats boats in a black film, and increases the amount of house cleaning for residents, both inside and outside. 

And you thought your dog was a pain. Imagine living door to a neighbor like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35cIPgOLt3g

 

 

 

RAM Terminals wants to put another of these dust clouds onto Plaquemines parish. Communities have already sued Kinder Morgan and won, and are litigating the fact that LDEQ issed RAM an air permit without notifying anyone that their lungs would soon be filled with dust. 

Our coalition of groups has won a hearing on RAM's Coastal Use Permit, on a Wednesday evening, 6:30pm, the 14th of August, in Davant, LA, down on the east bank of Plaquemines.  Email  devin.martin@sierraclub.org if you like more information on how to get there and speak out against this dirty deal.

If you can't make it out, you can still tell the Department Natural Resources that expanding these coal terminals, especially on top of a much needed restoration project, is not a risk we can take.

Scott Eustis is GRN's Coastal Wetland Specialist. 

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