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August 21, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Coal exports in Washington

Beating the weather 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 each day will keep rolling along during the routine track closures from seasonal mudslides between Seattle and Everett. Maybe the…

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0 Comments | More in Environment, Politics, Seattle | Topics: climate change, coal, coal terminal

August 8, 2013 at 6:27 AM

Cherry Point project review continues

We must stand up for the environment As a young person growing up in the 21st century, my biggest concern is climate change. I’m scared, as are other young people, about what our future will be on this warming planet. [“State plans sweeping review of coal port,” page one, Aug. 1.] Thousands of people have expressed…

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0 Comments | More in Environment, Seattle | Topics: climate change, coal train, crude oil

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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0 Comments | More in Economy, Environment, Politics | Topics: business, coal terminal, coal train

August 5, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Environmental review of Cherry Point coal port

The impact is obvious Washington’s Department of Ecology doesn’t need two years to find out what we already know about coal terminals. [“State plans sweeping review of coal port,” page one, Aug. 1.] First, if they nullify Lummi tribal treaties, they will kill hundreds of jobs that have supported Lummi families for thousands of years. We already…

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0 Comments | More in Environment, Politics, Transportation | Topics: cherry point, coal train, environmental review

August 2, 2013 at 6:32 AM

Sweeping environmental review for Cherry Point coal port

State and county taking responsible action I am heartened that the Washington Department of Ecology will step up to the task shirked by the Army Corps of Engineers. ["State plans sweeping review of coal port," page one, August 1.] Limiting the environmental-impact study to the export terminals alone would have ignored impacts to communities all along…

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0 Comments | More in Environment, Seattle | Topics: cherry point, coal port, coal train

June 26, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Army Corps of Engineers has narrow scope for coal review

Carbon emissions must be considered My faith in The Seattle Times’ editorial balance has been boosted with Lance Dickie’s column on the Army Corps of Engineer’s review of the proposed coal export and mile-long trains through Western Washington. [“Corps should broaden coal review,” Opinion, June 21.] Disruption of our cities and coal dust littered along side…

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0 Comments | More in Environment, Politics, Seattle | Topics: Army Corps of Engineers, carbon dioxide, coal

June 26, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Coal deal between Montana tribe and energy company

Deal is unwise, harmful Will someone please stop the insanity? I read with horror and disbelief that the Crow Tribe of Billings, Mont., has struck a real bowzer of a “deal” in its plans to mine at Powder River Basin, shipping more than 20 million additional tons of coal through Oregon and Washington annually. [“Montana...

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0 Comments | More in Environment, Politics | Topics: cherry point, coal, coal mining

June 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Review of coal impact will focus solely on Northwest

Full scope of consequences of coal must be considered I agree with Lance Dickie regarding the Army Corps of Engineers’ recent decision not to perform a comprehensive review of a proposal that would dramatically increase the number of trains transporting coal designated for export through Washington. [“Column: Corps should broaden coal review,” Opinion, June 21.] Considering…

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0 Comments | More in Economy, Environment, Politics, Seattle | Topics: Army Corps of Engineers, coal, coal train

June 22, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Coal impact will be measured in Pacific Northwest alone

Coal is bad for families The indifference of the Army Corps of Engineers to the continued destructive global and regional effects resulting form the mining, shipping and burning of coal is also gross indifference to the health of children everywhere. [“Corps review won’t weigh impact of coal beyond NW,” NW Wednesday, June 19.] As they grow,…

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June 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Coal impact will be measured in Pacific Northwest alone

Army Corps decision irresponsible I am writing to express my deep concern and outrage that the Army Corps of Engineers has chosen to ignore the multitude of individuals and state agencies that have requested a cumulative analysis of the coal-export proposal. [“Corps review won’t weigh impact of coal beyond NW,” NW Wednesday, June 19.] A broad,…

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0 Comments | Topics: coal, coal train, coal use

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