Letters to the Editor

Douse coal concerns


Most concerns over transportation of thermal coal through the Lower Mainland – if I understand correctly – is dust pollution.

So why don’t we consider eliminating that problem by covering the rail cars similar to many gravel/sand trucks, or install a water spray at East Beach activated by the trains.

As long as countries such as China require this coal – if we don’t supply it, many other countries will.

We should stop acting like the world’s enviro-cop and benefit from these exports. We need the money!

Stephen McKeever, White Rock



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