Thursday, August 16, 2012

Coal: A Window of Opportunity for Citizens

Some new required reading has now been published online that helps ordinary citizens make their voices heard by voicing their concerns about the GPT proposal .
James Wells' article Scoping Season: Making Our Voices Heard in the August issue of Whatcom Watch provides very useful information that outlines the EIS process which will be officially begun soon.
Additionally, Wells provides some Useful Links:
Whatcom County Planning and Development Services has a special page about GPT
Most complete all around information, Coal Train Facts:
Best information about scoping:
Best information about economic and development issues:
Stay tuned for some examples of how citizen concerns can be framed in a way that maximizes their likelihood of being duly considered in the EIS process.
These will be developed and posted soon.