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Sign the Petition to President Obama and Secretary Kerry

Coal is dirty, dangerous, and outmoded. It’s yesterday’s fuel — but that isn’t stopping Big Coal from drawing up some big plans for the Western states. They want to build a massive export terminal in southern Washington, so that they can ship coal from Wyoming and Montana to markets all over the world.
If the terminal in Longview, WA is built, coal companies would transport coal in open rail cars through countless western communities, threatening public health, public safety, and economic vitality.
The Longview terminal is currently in a critical public comment period. Local, state, and federal agencies will use the comments submitted to draft an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which will be used to make permitting decisions for the terminal proposal. 
Now is our chance to keep Big Coal out of Longview and out of our communties. Add your voice to the thousands of others saying “NO” to coal export! We can do better.

Coal is dirty, dangerous, and outmoded. It’s yesterday’s fuel — but that isn’t stopping Big Coal from drawing up some big plans for the Western states. They want to build a massive export terminal in southern Washington, so that they can ship coal from Wyoming and Montana to markets all over the world.

If the terminal in Longview, WA is built, coal companies would transport coal in open rail cars through countless western communities, threatening public health, public safety, and economic vitality.

The Longview terminal is currently in a critical public comment period. Local, state, and federal agencies will use the comments submitted to draft an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which will be used to make permitting decisions for the terminal proposal. 

Now is our chance to keep Big Coal out of Longview and out of our communties. Add your voice to the thousands of others saying “NO” to coal export! We can do better.


	Instead of snow and ice whirling on the wind, a foot-deep aquamarine lake now sloshes around a webcam stationed at the North Pole. The meltwater lake started forming July 13, following two weeks of warm weather in the high Arctic. In early July, temperatures were 2 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (1 to 3 degrees Celsius) higher than average over much of the Arctic Ocean, according to the National Snow & Ice Data Center.
	Meltwater ponds sprout more easily on young, thin ice, which now accounts for more than half of the Arctic’s sea ice. The ponds link up across the smooth surface of the ice, creating a network that traps heat from the sun. Thick and wrinkly multi-year ice, which has survived more than one freeze-thaw season, is less likely sport a polka-dot network of ponds because of its rough, uneven surface.

There are serious consequences from this:

Instead of snow and ice whirling on the wind, a foot-deep aquamarine lake now sloshes around a webcam stationed at the North Pole. The meltwater lake started forming July 13, following two weeks of warm weather in the high Arctic. In early July, temperatures were 2 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (1 to 3 degrees Celsius) higher than average over much of the Arctic Ocean, according to the National Snow & Ice Data Center.

Meltwater ponds sprout more easily on young, thin ice, which now accounts for more than half of the Arctic’s sea ice. The ponds link up across the smooth surface of the ice, creating a network that traps heat from the sun. Thick and wrinkly multi-year ice, which has survived more than one freeze-thaw season, is less likely sport a polka-dot network of ponds because of its rough, uneven surface.

There are serious consequences from this:

This is what Climate Change does to Polar Bears
Once properly developed, nuclear fusion could provide an unlimited supply of electricity, with no significant environmental impacts.
Youth for International Socialism: Global Warming: a Marxist perspective   (via mohandasgandhi)

You think that man is still going to put resources in to figuring out how to keep the genie in the bottle?…OK.