Wait, a party and a public hearing? Yes, you read correctly. Despite Washington Dept. of Ecology and Washington Dept. of Natural Resources decisions denying key permits, Millennium insists on moving forward with local permits from Cowlitz County.
Millennium announced just yesterday that it is suing the Dept. of Ecology and Director Mia Bellon while separately appealing that agency’s decision, which protects human health and safety, as well as our rivers. In callous disregard for human health, Millennium presses forward. We will not rest until Millennium withdraws its application.
That’s why I’m asking you to join me on November 2nd for a public hearing on Millennium’s Shorelines permits and a community appreciation dinner party. If you’ve attended a rally, signed a petition, or volunteered at a “no coal” event, this party is for YOU!).
Thursday, November 2nd (arrive by noon for the rally, testimony begins mid-afternoon, and the party begins at 5:00 PM)
Cowlitz County Conference Center (1900 7th Avenue SW in Longview, WA)
The dinner will be held in the Power Past Coal room at the conference center (wear or bring layers). Remember to wear red and RSVP early!
*Note: The hearing begins at 9:00 AM with presentations by Millennium and Cowlitz County staff. It is likely that these presentations will continue on November 3rd, 6th, and 7th. We encourage you to prioritize attendance on Thursday, November 2nd, though most of the day may be taken up by Millennium’s presentation.
Please prepare short written testimony or simply attend to show your support. Testimony is first come, first serve. Contact Regna for talking points.