Letter: Port of Portland plan opposed

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The Port of Portland proposes to develop 300 acres of undeveloped West Hayden Island into a marine industrial port that in my opinion isn't needed.

The port's proposal will seriously impact air quality for Clark County residents. A report by Multnomah County and Upstream Public Health found industrial development there could triple local toxic air levels to 55 times above Oregon state benchmarks.

In addition, this development will harm imperiled salmon and other wildlife including nesting bald eagles.

The proposed West Hayden Island port development is bad for our community and bad for the environment!

James Lanz

VANCOUVER