Paul's outreach to towns on the Coal Train routes in Oregon, Washington, & Montana
If you haven't already heard, numerous mile-long coal trains may be coming through your town in Oregon, Washington, and Montana, every single day for the next few decades, if we don't mobilize effectively to stop this insanity. Since October 2011, I have been leading introductory 2-hour workshops, teaching local communities how to exercise their inherent right of self-governance, and recently have been focusing my attention mostly on the towns along the proposed coal train routes. You can view a map of the proposed routes and ports below.
I am available to travel to ANY towns or cities on the coal train rail corridors to lead these introductory workshops, give public talks, or offer consultations.
On January 26, 2012, the people of Bellingham, WA, officially launched their Coal-Free-Bellingham local ordinance campaign, which breaks new ground in our growing Community Rights movement. 150 communities in six east coast states have already passed these ordinances. (Details HERE.) Bellingham would be the first on the West Coast, if it gathers enough votes to win in November. To read the actual ordinance, click HERE.
Imagine if communities passed similar ordinances to Bellingham's on every coal train route on this map. We'd be able to tie this ridiculous plan in knots. If you know people in any of these towns, please urge them to get in touch with me or the Coal-Free-Bellingham ordinance campaign.