Two viewpoints were published on the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal project.
As I see it, there's one significant difference between these two views; one is a message from a person (Jewell James) defending his home, while the other is from a paid mouthpiece for the coal industry. Craig Cole states that he disagrees with those concerned about the environment. I wonder if he reads anything other than the numbers on his paycheck from the backers of this project. Perhaps he would find the article, printed on the same day as his view, entitled "Study blames humans for big chunk of glacial melt," interesting. This article reiterates another piece in the overwhelming body of evidence that the burning of coal is having a major impact on our planet.
I believe the net jobs gained from this proposed terminal are disproportionate to the cost. Far more people here and all along the train route will suffer from this project than those who will benefit. Despite Mr. Cole's assurances, I do not believe you can mitigate the wind and its impact on piles of coal and the pollutants it will carry to our state from Asia. In addition to the direct impact to our community of increased pollution and train congestion, the long-term health of our planet and all its living organisms is worth more to me than lining the pockets of corporate executives with obscene profits.