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DATE: January 14, 2013 4:41:18 PM PST
Western to Host Matt Krogh in Public Discussion of Coal at Cherry Point on Jan. 17

Contact: Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment,
(360) 650-3520.

BELLINGHAM – Matt Krogh will present “Coal at Cherry Point: Local Battle, Global Fallout” as part of Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 in Academic West room 204.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Bellingham and the region are embroiled in a conversation about exporting publicly-owned coal to Asia. This local battle over the proposed site for the largest coal export terminal in North America is the fulcrum for decisions that will affect people across the state, the region, and even the globe. Krogh deals with these issues every day and will talk about the challenges and rewards of his battle against coal at Cherry Point.

Krogh is the North Sound Baykeeper at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, and the northwest Washington director of the Power Past Coal coalition. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western’s Huxley College of the Environment in Environmental Science and Geography, respectively. The winter quarter Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series will feature distinguished alumni of Huxley.

Anyone interested in these topics is encouraged to come and participate; the presentation will include a question-and-answer period. The speaker series is held by Western's Huxley College of the Environment to bring together the environmentally minded community and other interested members of the Western and Bellingham communities. Speakers address topics of contemporary environmental concern in the region and the world.

Western’s Huxley College of the Environment is one of the oldest environmental colleges in the nation and a recognized national leader in producing the next generation of environmental stewards. The College’s academic programs reflect a broad view of the physical, biological, social and cultural world. This innovative and interdisciplinary approach makes Huxley unique. The College has earned international recognition for the quality of its programs.

For more information, please contact the main office of Huxley College of the Environment, at (360) 650-3520.

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