Re: “Reject plan for coal export terminals” (Your Voice, 6-12).
The author’s naivete is startling. Let’s be realistic about neighbors, trains and coal.
• Coal is a legal product.
• Railways have an obligation under U.S. law to deliver freight.
• Wyoming and Montana mines have high-quality low sulfur coal to sell.
• China has a need for coal. It will buy it, either from U.S. and Canadian low-sulfur, high Btu quality coals or continue to burn the high-sulfur, low Btu quality coals it uses now, with its attendant environmental effects.
• Coal ports in Canada are planning to …