Join call to stop export facilities
Any politician who puts their stamp of approval on this plan is not doing what is best for our state. Period. Not for the sake of 215 jobs. Not for the sake of following party lines. Not for any reason. The people are already doing their part in stopping this madness. Now, it's time for those who have been elected by the people to step up and do everything in their power to keep coal exports out of our state.
The Herald mistakenly noted that 44 metric tons of coal would pass through our state to the terminal in Longview. That, of course, should read 44 million metric tons. And the 18 additional coal trains a day is a minimum number. There could be many more for the goal of the coal companies is on the order of 150 million metric tons of coal to be exported through our state each and every year for many years to come.
If this coal export scenario is not what you envision for our state then I strongly urge you to contact your local, state, and federal elected leaders and let them know that you oppose the export of coal through our state. Join the Everett Herald in saying "Northwest coal-export facilities should be stopped."