Next Tuesday, Sightline’s policy director Eric de Place will join University of Washington-Bothell’s Dr. Dan Jaffe and PeaceHealth’s Dr. Divya Bappanad to discuss the health risks of coal export proposals in the Northwest. Together, they will take a look at the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminal that would bring 44 million tons of coal in uncovered, open-top rail cars to Longview, Washington, each year. This project will bring serious health risks to the community, including exposure to coal dust and diesel particle pollution that contribute to heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory disease.

Join us next Tuesday and stay tuned for a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminal that will be held in late May.

  • What: Health Forum: Risks of Coal Exports
  • When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Where: Longview Presbyterian Church (map)
  • RSVP: This event is free and open to the public
  • Sponsored by: Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, LCSC, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Power Past Coal


    Eric de Place: policy director, Sightline Institute
    Dr. Dan Jaffe: professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry, University of Washington-Bothell
    Dr. Divya Bappanad: physician, PeaceHealth

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