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August 24, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Coal-study findings recently released by Seattle mayor

Impacts are important A coal train goes through Seattle on the way to Vancouver, B.C. [Greg Gilbert, The Seattle Times] I am shocked at Lauri Hennessey’s misleading, unsupported comments about Mayor Mike McGinn regarding the coal-export study. [“Mayor had coal-study findings since July,” page one, Aug. 20.] I hope readers will look at the actual study and…

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August 23, 2013 at 11:13 AM

The impact of the coal trains and exports in Washington

The law of unintended consequences A coal train rolls through SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park, Friday, April 26, 2013, in Seattle. [Ken Lambert, The Seattle Times.] I recently stopped at a railroad crossing and was amazed at the length of time it took to wait for the coal train to pass. [“Mayor had coal-study findings since July,”…

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May 30, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Northwest coal exports

More extensive study needed It is extremely disappointing that the Army Corps of Engineers is intending to do only a limited study of the impacts of coal terminals in Oregon and Washington [“Group asks for big picture in Northwest coal-ports decision,” News, May 25]. Thousands of people gave their input on this very subject last November…

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