There has been considerable discussion about six proposed coal export terminals in Washington and Oregon. These terminals, if built, will create regional jobs in transportation, terminal construction and terminal operations.
However, there are negatives related to these proposals, the most significant being climate change. Most members of the scientific community agree that climate change is occurring at a rapid rate and already is having far-reaching impacts, mostly adverse, on much of the world. And most scientists agree that climate change is manmade, with the burning of fossil fuels being the major cause.
I challenge business, labor and government supporters of …