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  •  A similar battle (20+ / 0-)

    is about the several proposed coal export terminals.  Massive pollution, more climate disruption, a paltry few jobs, large health effects, to make a few people rich.

    Here in Whatcome County WA, the fix was in!  They were going to break ground on the new terminal this spring.  Thanks to great awareness raising by people including Bill, at least it appears there will be a real evauation, and now it's a few years off - hopefully stopped in its tracks.

    •  that is good news (7+ / 0-)

      thanks for updating us on this story.

      As the world warms, the reigning ideology that tells us it’s everyone for themselves, that victims deserve their fate, that we can master nature, will take us to a very cold place indeed - Naomi Klein

      by mightymouse on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 08:25:56 AM PST

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    •  a lot more help is needed from across the Country (2+ / 0-)
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      to fight the building of the biggest coal terminal in North America, and the 1% are fighting hard for this with robocalls (I got one 'broadcast but my question never got asked), free 'meals at the big hotel, 'conferences' at the Middle School (last week), another at Whatcom College, and playing with environmental rules in the next City Council meeting this Thursday.

      I met with others to listen to Bill McKibben's webcast recently (one attendee was a "Tar Sands arrestee") and afterwards when we talked about what is needed no one disagreed that we need help from across America like the support against the Keystone pipeline.
      The question was how do we get more exposure to this fight, like some celebrities, fundraisers, protests, etc. across the Country to highlight this. This is no less a critical fight than any other one, the damge will be critical as this dumps massive amounts of cheap coal on China to burn.

      without the ants the rainforest dies

      by aliasalias on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 02:11:35 PM PST

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      •  Couldn't agree more! (2+ / 0-)
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        It really is possible to stop a project like this.  Bill M's recent effort which led to at least a 2 year postponement of Keystone is a great example.  We can do it too.  Maybe the tide is just starting to turn.

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