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    A Siegel, Creosote

    the largest coal port in North America, even bigger than the one across the line in BC, which as a Brakeman for CPR is where I was based in my last years there (1981 was the last year).
    They will store 2.5 million tons of coal on site, so everyone and everything will get the coal dust in the wind, and the rains will push it down to the water level.
    It will mean constant traffic from trains 1.5 miles long, blasting horns, squealing wheels, coal dust, diesel fumes, blocked intersections, and even blocking access to the waterfront. Which will do damage to any development along the waterfront because these trains will block many areas of access to the waterfront, and businesses aren't going to open next to the tracks.
    The list of what's wrong with this is too long to cite and with the propaganda of SSA being pumped out constantly it's hard to overcome.
    They not only exaggerate the number of people that will get a temporary job, they inflated their revenue numbers by counting the taxes collected from all the  hypothetical purchases people would pay if they had a job.  Their figures domino out in every direction and when questioned they fall apart.

    http://beyondcoal.org/...

    http://www.coaltrainfacts.org/

    without the ants the rainforest dies

    by aliasalias on Mon Nov 07, 2011 at 04:21:28 PM PST

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    •  Hope you may diary this - (2+ / 0-)
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      A Siegel, aliasalias

      these are stunning and ghastly effects in themselves, not to mention the mortal damage to the atmosphere that the burned coal would ensure.

      With links for taking action.

      This old railroad fan thanks you for your valuable backgrounding!

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