Letter: Message designed to manipulate



Proponents of inundating Washington state with coal and crude oil exports are currently spending tens of millions of dollars on a sophisticated public relations offensive promising jobs and environmental protection. Please take that message with a grain of salt. Realize it was crafted by a skilled advertising agency to manipulate you into believing there may be some benefit to welcoming massive amounts of toxic cargo into our communities and waterways. There is not.

Their single goal is to ease your conscience into ignoring the widespread damage these proposals will inflict, if approved and built, on Washington state.

Phil Brooke