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COAL: Disaster for the Northwest
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|Fri Dec 7, 2012||8:30 pm|
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|Wed Jan 28, 2015||4:00 am|
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|Tue May 26, 2015||6:28 pm|
|Tue Nov 17, 2015||3:28 am|
|Mon Feb 8, 2016||4:00 am|
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|Wed Feb 10, 2016||4:28 am|
|Sat Feb 13, 2016||10:00 am|
The Northwest will soon have a new look - SOOT! Gone will be “clean & green” as mile long “dust-spewing” coal trains course – one after another - through our communities.
“There is not much you can do… it is going to happen” the industry would like you to believe.
Have you seen a UNICORN! They are as prevalent as CLEAN COAL.
All that talk about scrubbers and modern coal-fired power plants is equivalent to a lower-tar cigarette - still deadly - according to guest Eric de Place of Sightline Institute.
The economics of COAL and supplying China with cheap energy are extraordinarily IFFY. Industry covers those facts, but not its coal-dust-spewing trains.
One side of the balance sheet only harped about! There will be jobs – some. However, coal extraction, hauling and port operations are HIGHLY mechanized. “You can barely do worse for job creation than COAL,” repeats Eric de Place.
Yet, impacts to other freight & passenger rail do not enter coal industry’s equation. Neither do disruptions to commerce and lifestyle occasioned by life-sucking “wait” at railroad crossings.
You heard, probably, the FABLE about TAXES. Industry will not pay much be assured.
The PUBLIC hauling is certain. You the taxpayer will cough-up upwards of 98% for all rail improvements – including traffic grade crossings that may tally millions each. The tab will be multi-billion while industry liquidates the Northwest.
It is all downside for citizens should Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal ever operate.
There is a reservoir of IRONY. Coal is in steep decline as Americans demand cleaner energy, resort to conservation, natural gas, solar, and wind. Nevertheless, Seattle is on that Last Gasp Highway for a dying industry to ship its otherwise unsalable coal - to China.
Join host Dr. Valerie Tarico and guest Eric de Place in this important discourse.
Join them December 13 from 4 PM ~ 7 PM Washington State Convention Center for the SCOPING HEARING to decide permitting of Gateway Pacific "super-dirty" COAL Terminal!
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.” --- poet Alice Walker