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February 18, 2014 at 7:01 AM

Coal trains: Kudos for reviewing the Longview terminal

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….


Comments | More in Climate change, Coal train | Topics: coal terminal, Coal trains, Gov. Jay Inslee

November 11, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Puget Sound coal terminal is a jobs issue

Keep coal-terminal jobs in the U.S. Opponents of building a coal terminal in the Puget Sound area are confusing two issues: the transport of coal and coal’s contribution to global warming. First, it is well within our ability to transport coal in a safe, environmentally responsible manner — concerns about coal dust’s impact on health as if…


Comments | More in Environment | Topics: coal terminal, environment

August 21, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Coal exports in Washington

Beating the weather A long train carrying coal heads north along the Seattle waterfront en-route to Vancouver, BC. [Greg Gilbert, The Seattle Times.] Leading up to the Seattle mayoral elections, we find yet another discrediting article on Mike McGinn. [“Mayor had coal-study findings since July,” page one, Aug. 20.] Still unexamined is how the 18 coal trains…


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August 7, 2013 at 5:56 AM

Department of Ecology plans review of coal port

Bad for the economy Let’s dispense with the Department of Ecology’s review and save the state several million dollars. [“State plans sweeping review of coal port,” page one, Aug. 1.] There’s no way this coal project will ever get approved by the state of Washington. But let’s at least acknowledge a few things in the process. One,…


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