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Coal shipments raise concerns

Big Coal’s plans to export U.S. coal to Asia through the Northwest would bring a lot more coal train traffic through Spokane every day if the proposed ports are approved. As an outdoors enthusiast and the father of two young kids, I’m concerned about the health risks associated with higher levels of diesel emissions and how this could degrade our quality of life here in Spokane.

Priority one is making sure this is safe. The health of our families is worth studying. How could anyone not support that? We’re the ones trying to protect our families, and they are the richest and dirtiest corporations in America. The coal companies can afford the bill. What are they trying to hide?

Dave Braun



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