Concerns about coal

We don't need to destroy our Island for 20 years of jobs

This so-called boon of an open pit coal mine is really just a 20-year work enticement to destroy our water shed, pollute the gem of Baynes Sound and destroy an already profitable industry — all for the quick dollar.

Not many years ago, the European and Japanese markets were turning down our seafood products because of cadmium content — golly gee whiz, I wonder where that is coming from? The experts identified that was from too much disturbance in the uplands.

The coal is of the poorest high sulphur content and soft.

We are already under the gun to reduce pollution — i.e. separating garbage, limited burning, even some outfits condemning our wood stoves.

But yippee says the government, we’re sending it across the globe to one of the worlds most polluted nations. It’s fine over there.

But meanwhile back at the ranch, it only took three days for the catastrophe that occurred in Japan to show up on our shores. And more to come?

If I am all wrong, please correct me, so my grandkids can see how they lost out.

Warren C. Cook



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