How about building a coal port in Bellingham?

Crescent Beach doesn’t need coal dust or long train waits.

Let the United States export their own coal.

We do not need more, or any, American coal dust and diesel exhaust. Those coal trains pass through two lovely locations (White Rock and Crescent Beach).

The only entrance and exit to and from Crescent Beach is over the railway tracks. Can you imagine the results of a fire or swimming/boating accident plus the long waiting periods as hundreds of rail cars pass through?

Just the other day, cars were backed up to 128 Street, plus all the cars waiting to leave the beach area. And this is going to be doubled.

This is the beginning, then to the Fraser Surrey Docks, Fraser River, then large tankers all to follow. There must be a way to prevent this nightmare.

Could some common sense be hammered into these individuals who only care about lining one’s pocket or the almighty dollar?

What’s wrong with a port in Bellingham?

 

Peter Kirsebom

Surrey North Delta Leader