Proponents of the coal port at Cherry Point talk about it as though its viability is absolutely iron clad. It's a slam dunk for job and revenue creation for Whatcom County. But that's just not so. There are just too many variables in the global coal market to guarantee a coal port's success. And while I and many others would applaud its failure if the facility were built, why don't we just say no to it now.
It's sad that you democrats are anti-growth, anti-jobs, want people to lose their homes, want people to lose their vehicles, want people going hungry, want kids to suffer, want businesses to fail, want people bankrupt, want people reliant on Government. It's sick what you democrats force upon the American public and do it with our tax dollars to boot. democrats are what's wrong with America
Use the land for most effective use. Stop being NIMBY
My thought is that we need to look at it as a function of the best thing for that property. A coal terminal is probably not the most effective use. All the side issues about dust and trains is confusing the issue and just noise. I have no problem with all of that.
What we should do, is make a container terminal. Sealand or APL would be a huge boon to the area. Jobs will be permamant and substain the economy.
I think coal train opponents are not using this issue effectively, as in, the "most effective use for that property and the best thing for Bellingham. They are focused on petty issues that are not even issues. I also feel opponents are turning it into a nimby thing and personal inconvienience.
look at the BIG picture people.
When the solar panel, wind turbine, and electric car companies want to build a monstrosity of multiple buildings, shipping docks, 30 extra trains thru Bham each day, you hypocrite progressive democrats will be on board all the way. Hell ya who cares about a little diesel particulate, it's safer than all those semi's on I-5, what water being polluted, what's a few dead herring or sea birds, and wetlands, what wetlands? Your studies done by your green groups will manipulate and lie. You will be spewing how many jobs it will create, and how much new taxes will be flowing into Government, and how the environment is cleaner and safer with solar, wind, and electric. Hell if obumster is re elected to his throne I'm sure he would pay for it with all that obama money he has to blow. Keep spewing your talking points, I guess it gives you a job, but your going down also we all hear it on the show, you can't afford this or fix that. But new taxes Hell ya that's what democrat Government needs to do, keep sucking us dry one dollar at a time until we have no more dollars and need the government to give us that dollar. You have run out of other peoples money, fool.
Since you only post 3 times every 3 months I'll hit other topics on your blog you obsess about.
Hey joey 3 people drown over the weekend in Wa. do democrats want to ban water now?
your empty suit is toast, Wayne Allyn Root.
BarnCat, the Real one.
Bemusing over the shady dodgy new format for these Blogs. Speaking from experience with the net and forum moderation, it paves the way for anonymous trolling and username duplication.
It'll do nothing to bring up the maturity and sophistication of your posters.
Lol, yes, even as it is - it could be worse.
Joe...you're an "EMPTY CHAIR"...
Case in point.
you can remove this Blog KGMI it appears to be unused. 4 more years of misery how's that hopey changey backwards working for you democrats
Coal is the only export to be move through at the terminal. As wIth everything else the port will adapt to export demands in the future. Coal is where the money is right now and I see it as a very good thing since we are a coal rich nation. Worried about China's dirty old coal technology? How about selling some of the clean coal technology that we have developed and are currently unable to use here. Seems like nothing short of a private (land trust) forest is good enough for you people. Which btw doesn't even contribute tax revenue! How about you get your sustainable forest and the would be workers and families get to be the bennificiaries of an oxygen consumption tax levied on all registered dems and communists.