Letter: More coal means more jobs
Friday, August 17, 2012
Coal, coal, coal. Jobs, jobs, jobs. With the cost of electricity going up, Washington and Oregon can use coal as an alternative energy source, as well as the whole U.S. With a $5.5 million coal export plant proposed at the Port of Morrow in Oregon, that could resonate into 350 jobs. I am sure the Longshoremen and other unions can provide highly-skilled workers for this job.
Electricity cannot all come from water and dams and wind. Coal has come a long way since its inception for use as energy.
The two states should get the ball rolling and get all the permits out of the way at the state and federal levels to get people working again. Jobs are what this election is all about. Let's not miss the boat on this great opportunity to put people back to work.
Gary G. Maynard