[StBernard] Is coal our new neighbor?

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Sat Jan 18 12:52:15 EST 2014

A new threat to coastal restoration is coming to town: coal trains and coal export terminals want to expand through coastal communities, including Belle Chasse, Gretna, and Ironton. If we stand together and make our voices heard, we can protect our coast and communities. Join us tolearn more and get involved at an open meeting on Jan. 22nd at 7pm.
What: Community Meeting
When: Wed., Jan. 22 from 7-8 pm (doors open at 6:30)
Where: Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 Louisiana 23, Belle Chasse, LA

RSVP to our Facebook event now, https://www.facebook.com/events/490422927746016/

or contact me at Grace at healthygulf.org <mailto:Grace at healthygulf.org> for more info.

Unlike other bulk freight, coal train cars are uncovered. Coal-carrying barges dump coal in the river. Coal export terminals and trains release clouds of coal dust that cover homes, boats, cars, and coastal wetlands with a layer of black soot.

The coal industry is making national headlines for polluting the drinking water of 300,000 West Virginians. For years, coal has proved it’s not a good neighbor. We cannot let coal trains and coal export terminals stand in the way of a healthy, restored coast. Please join us Wednesday in Belle Chasse.

RSVP to our Facebook event <http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=jQsRjO3zSgGps3zZueTrat8pAAoaNecY> and share with your friends and family. All are welcome!

For the coast,
Grace Morris
Coal Campaign Organizer

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