As a young person deeply concerned about climate change, I am very proud of Gov. Jay Inslee and the Washington State Department of Ecology for taking a stand and requiring a broad environmental impact statement for the Longview coal export terminal proposal [“Proposed coal terminal near Longview faces broad review,” Local News, Feb. 13].
It’s a true testament to their leadership and respect for our state’s residents and values that they would listen to the thousands of residents who came out at public hearings and submitted 124,000 comments last fall to oppose the transport of dirty, toxic coal through our state.
I thank and support Inslee and the Department of Ecology in responding to a project of this magnitude by evaluating the cumulative effects it will have on our climate, and I hope they continue to do their job to represent and protect the people of Washington against these proposals.
Heidi Hunt, Seattle