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  •  Black lung won't only affect miners (17+ / 0-)

    If the damned coal port is approved, people all along the route the open-car coal trains will take many times each day will get dust in their lungs. So will the lingshore workers loading and unloading the coal.

    Do you think writing the Feds might help stop the coal port?  Nope. What about writing the state legislators in Olympia, and/or Governor Inslee? They can't do a thing. Whether or not the coal port is approved is up to seven Whatcom County commissioners, and four of those seats are up for election or re-election this year. Expect ma$$ive outside money to pour in to this election, especially from the coal interests, like nobody's ever seen in a county election here.

    Oh, and remember, Washington State has a top-two primary, so if two coal supporters (fossil fools, if you like, and I do) are the top two vote-getters in the primary, the general election will be between fossil fool A and fossil fool B for that seat. Could happen for all four, in fact.

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    Why are war casualty counts "American troops" and "others" but never "human beings"?

    by Kitsap River on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 05:27:48 PM PDT

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