I am very pleased to see the Port of Grays Harbor embrace a better path forward than a coal export terminal (thenewstribune.com, 8-14). The costs to our community don’t make sense, especially given the uncertainty and instability of the international coal market.
A coal terminal would endanger our natural resource-dependent industries, our local economies and the health of our citizens. I know we can do better and am very glad to hear that RailAmerica agrees.
If we export dirty coal, we import dirty air. Toxic coal dust that falls off trains will pollute our air and worsen asthma, respiratory …