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CoolMom wishes all the CoolDads out there love, love, love, love, love, love... the greenest gift of all.

On this awesome day of celebrating Dad, there's no greener gift than a big hug and a kiss and a thank you for being such a CoolDad!

CoolMom to Testify June 21 on Federal Coal Leasing Program

Join CoolMom next Tuesday to be a voice for our kids' right to a healthy climate, free from Big Coal pollution.

The Sierra Club has asked CoolMom Executive Director Cheri Cornell and her son Ethan to testify on the issue of intergenerational equity as it applies to the federal coal leasing program. The Department of the Interior is holding hearings on its coal leasing program in Seattle on June 21, 2016.

Please join Cheri and Ethan at a pre-hearing rally in Westlake Park at 9 a.m. (Be sure to wear red.) The Department of Interior hearings are at the Seattle Sheraton at 10 a.m.

The fossil fuel industry will be there at the hearings, and you can bet that they won’t be representing your child’s interest in a healthy climate. CoolMom, on the other hand, will be there to ensure that everyone understands that our concerns about air pollution and global warming should be at the center of any decision to use federal lands to support the coal industry.

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Join Local Families June 18 in Fossil Fuel Resistence!

Now is the time to resist fossil fuel transport and demand a just transition to sustainable energy sources.


On Saturday, June 18, support the families of Mosier, Oregon, by participating in the Fossil Fuel Resistance Action taking place in the greater Portland area. Check out the Facebook event here.

To help organizers plan the event, please sign up here.

On Friday, June 3, a Union Pacific train carrying crude oil fracked from the Bakken Shale derailed and caught fire in the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier, Oregon. The surrounding neighborhood, including an elementary school, was evacuated. Oil spilled into the Columbia River and the fire burned into the night. 

On July 6, 2013, an oil train derailed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec leaving 47 dead. More than 30 buildings were destroyed and 36 more were demolished due to contamination. 

The time to resist fossil fuel transport and demand a just transition to sustainable energy sources is now. Join families from Washington and Oregon in a direct action against the exploitative and dangerous transportation of fossil fuels by rail!

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We Can Do Better for Our Kids Than Coal! Comment Today

Now is your chance to say NO to a coal terminal in our collective backyard. Attend one of three important hearings May 24 to June 2 or comment online by June 13.

Our kids deserve clean air, not new sources of air pollution in our communities. Now is your chance to say no to a proposed coal export terminal in Longview, Washington.

Join CoolMom and stand up for a cleaner and safer future for all our kids. Here are three ways to speak up for your kids today!

  1. Tell our decision makers in person what you think of plans to set up a coal terminal in our collective backyard. Attend one of the three hearings running May through June. Register to attend the hearings here: Power Past Coal.

    • Longview: Tuesday, May 24th at the Cowlitz Expo Center 1:00-9:00 p.m. Rally at 4:00 p.m.

    • Spokane: Thursday, May 26th at the Spokane Convention 1:00-9:00 p.m. Rally at 4:00 p.m.

    • Pasco: Thursday, June 2nd at the Trac Center 1:00-9:00 p.m. Rally at 4:00 p.m.

  2. Submit a statement online by June 13. You can review the Draft EIS for SEPA before submitting comment.

  3. Submit a letter with your kids by June 13. Make it a family affair by composing a letter with your kids and include drawings of course!

Mail to:

Millennium Bulk Terminals EIS

c/o ICF International

710 Second Ave, Suite 550

Seattle, WA 98104

Coal companies like Millennium Bulk Terminals are threatening our health, safety, and the economic vitality of our region for their private gain. We can’t stand by quietly and let coal companies pollute our neighborhoods.

Here are some things to consider for your comments:

  • Communities all through the Northwest, from the mine mouth to the export terminal and all along the rail-route would see up to 16 coal trains rolling through town every day with this proposal alone.

  • Coal trains pollute the air with coal dust pollution and diesel exhaust.

  • Health experts link coal and diesel pollution to asthma, heart disease, and lung cancer.

All comments are valued equally. Only comments received during the official comment period will be considered by the agencies.

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Help CoolMom Build a Women's Climate Action Movement

Women may be the most important resource in our efforts to fight climate change... you can help with two simple acts on social media.

At CoolMom, we strive to represent every mother’s child in our quest for a healthy climate.

Our mission is to unite moms and families to protect our climate through informed lifestyle choices and advocacy.

Our vision is a healthy planet for kids and families.

Please help CoolMom expand our network TODAY. These three simple acts will take less than a minute, yet will help us build a strong Women's Climate Action Movement:.

  1. Like us on Facebook and invite your friends to like us too.
  2. Follow us on Twitter and share with your followers!
  3. Sign up to our newsletter... we promise to use it sparingly.