The Movement Against Northwest Coal Exports is Building, Are You Part of It?


Coal is the topic on everyone’s minds. Greenpeace are taking over smokestacks in Chicago. People are marching on Blair Mountain. And Rainforest Action Network has no end in sight planned for stopping Wall Street’s participation in financing Big Coal.

Coal exports are the new fight brewing in the Pacific Northwest and Rainforest Action Network is joining a broad coalition of local, regional, national and international groups fighting to stop coal exports.

Join RAN’s Northwest Coal Summit on June 24-27.

Apply Here-

Rainforest Action Network and allies are organizing a “Northwest Coal Summit” in Seattle, WA to educate, organize and mobilize residents about coal finance, coal extraction, coal exports, coal combustion and climate change. We’ll have workshops on coal and climate change, as well as skillshares to use in campaigning and organizing.

Weekend will include workshops, skillshares, networking, keynote speakers and, of course, action (it’s our middle name)! Apply today using the form below. Deadline for applications is June 8th.


WHAT: Northwest Coal Summit

WHERE: Seattle University, Seattle, WA

WHEN: Friday, June 24th at 6pm to Monday, June 27th at 2pm

CONTACT:; 415-235-0596

2 Responses to “The Movement Against Northwest Coal Exports is Building, Are You Part of It?”

  1. 1 Ethan Nuss Jun 2nd, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    This is great! I’ve been thinking a lot lately about not only keeping coal in the ground but keeping it from leaving our borders. Are local folks working with the local Long Shoreman’s Union? I’ve heard they are really progressive and would likely be on board for shutting down the ports for a good cause….

  2. 2 Scott Jun 2nd, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    @Ethan- actually the Longshore Workers’ Unions are siding with the coal companies. SSA Marine, Peabody, Arch, Ambre all have done good jobs of aligning the issue of jobs with the issues of coal exports.


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Scott Parkin is a Senior Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network and organizes with Rising Tide North America. He has worked on a variety of campaigns around climate change, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mountaintop removal, labor issues and anti-corporate globalization. Originally from Texas, he now lives in San Francisco.

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