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