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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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June 22, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Coal impact will be measured in Pacific Northwest alone

Coal is bad for families A long train carrying coal heads north along the Seattle waterfront en-route to Vancouver, BC. [Greg Gilbert, The Seattle Times.] 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…

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June 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Coal impact will be measured in Pacific Northwest alone

Army Corps decision irresponsible One hundred twenty-five cars long, this train being loaded at the Spring Creek mine in southeastern Montana is headed west through Washington State to British Columbia and shipped to plants in the Far East, especially, energy poor countries including South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. [Alan Berner, The Seattle Times.] I am writing to…

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