Letters to the Editor

Take a stand against coal transport

An open letter to Surrey mayor and council.

Please take a stand against further transportation of coal from the U.S.A. to be exported through our ports. This material has to pass through Surrey.

As Dr. James Hansen has made clear, all the remaining coal must be left in the ground to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Thus, it becomes a crime against Nature (and thus against human life, which depends on Nature) to burn more coal. Those who are enablers of this addiction to fossil fuels (such as Surrey allowing transportation through our city) thus become accessories to the crime.

Why is it in our interest to supply fuel to China?

Why are we participating in this scheme which gives the US government pennies per ton royalty on the coal while they are suffering massive deficits? (Similar to how B.C. takes a reduced royalty on “natural” gas to undercut the price from other regions).

Robert McCroskey

Surrey

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