Questions jobs at coal terminal


Regularly I see in The Bellingham Herald stories about new companies in our area creating new jobs, as in the May 11 paper " opened in fall, employs 72." Adjoining this article was "CO2 in air measured at record levels." There is no question that our economy along with jobs is improving. Why on earth would we want to risk our wonderful environment with all the harmful effects of a huge coal terminal on our shores for only 269 new permanent jobs (according to the permit). I don't know where the "thousands" of jobs come from, but I don't think there are here. Get the facts and then contact your county and other government officials.

Pat Vavrick

Birch Bay

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