June 29, 2013 in Letters, Opinion

Don’t bring coal here

 

Coal is poison. It happens to be a flammable poison, containing arsenic, mercury and cadmium deposits that blow off freight trains as dust and litter on our land here in Eastern Washington, and litter to our ports and waters in Western Washington: back at us in every fish market selling local – er, coal – catches.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, now refusing to do a full audit and exposure of this process, is part of the reason we must remind our senators and representatives constantly whom they work for. As long as money is equated with speech in this country, it will have a louder voice than you and I. But it is a lone voice, and we are many.

The purity of our land and our food is at stake. Coal is poison. Let’s not bring it here. Tell Gov. Jay Inslee by calling him at (360) 902-4111.

Graham Gunderson

Spokane


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