Letter: Coal trains may congest travel lines

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I, too, join our concerned citizens in saying "no" to coal trains traveling through our neighborhoods. I am specifically focused on the trains' possibly preventing emergency vehicles from getting to those who have wisely called 911.

As Clark County's co-coordinator of WomenHeart, the nation's only advocacy/education organization for women living with, or at risk of, heart disease, we educate women to be aware of symptoms of heart attack and urge them to immediately call 911. We know we have helped and will help women save their lives. Delay, any delay, is life-threatening. Women deserve to survive a heart attack.

Coal trains, one mile long or more, put lives on the line.

Leslea Steffel-Dennis

Vancouver