Environmental Groups Speak Against Coal at Beaverton City Council
The Beaverton City Council was inundated with citizens and environmental groups urging the city council to take a stand against coal.
Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle and the city council listened to citizens plea against transporting coal for over an hour Tuesday.
Several environmental groups showed, including Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, from Columbia Riverkeeper. "Ambre Energy does not have a plan for what to do when a coal barge sinks or suns aground, and they refuse to answer that question. We feel like those things are really important, so were asking the Beaverton City Council to step in and consider a resolution against coal export".
Some asked the city council to make a statement against coal transport in the region.
That included groups like Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. A spokesperson said "the consequences of transporting coal through our beautiful region are very disturbing. I call on you to apply your leadership, and oppose coal transport throughout the pacific northwest".