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Stand Up for Washington’s State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

Wash. Conservation voters
Tiffany McGuyer @ wcvoters.org

Jan. 17, 2014

When a proposal was created to build the largest coal export terminal in North America – you got loud. Over 124,000 concerned citizens submitted comments and more than 8,200 people attended hearings on the Cherry Point coal export terminal.

Thankfully, the Department of Ecology determined that such an unprecedented project deserved a comprehensive review.  

Yet yesterday, a joint work session in the [Wash.] State Legislature by the Senate Environment and Economic Development committees criticized the state for doing a comprehensive study of the impacts from the Cherry Point coal export terminal.

Like Seahawks fans, we need you to get louder: Tell your state Senator to stand up against efforts to weaken our statewide protections.

We rely on our fundamental environmental laws – like the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) – to get good information so we can make smart decisions that are essential to the state’s health and future.

Putting our heads in the sand is not leadership:  Urge your Senator to stand up against efforts to weaken SEPA, particularly in the service of the coal industry.

Thanks for all you do,

Tiffany McGuyer

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