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Letters to the Editor
Smith wants to improve the community Why is someone from Ridgefield writing about a Camas city council candidate? Well, over the past few months I have been able to observe Melissa Smith through her service on the Regional Transportation Council.
Honor for Jimmie Rodgers is deserved I would like to thank Sharon Ballard and Marquita Call for asking the Camas City Council to name a street in honor of Jimmie Rodgers, that well known singer from the late 1950s and 1960s. The City Council’s resulting action in giving that part of Northwest 10th Street where Jimmie Rodgers lived during his early childhood and school years the honorary name of Jimmie Rodgers Avenue was a most fitting and proper move to show and pay respect to Mr. Rodgers.
Leave the bees alone There is a honeybee hive in the cedar tree next to the pond at Lacamas Shores. It is on the Lacamas Heritage Trail, which my family frequently hikes. The bees mind their own bee business and are a joy to watch for us seniors and our grandchildren. Today, I found that again someone is trying to kill them by stuffing up the hive entrance with foaming plastic insulation.
EIS will look at bigger picture This is a letter about the EIS for the proposed coal export terminal in Bellingham. Recently there has been a debate about shipping coal through the Pacific Northwest. The coal would travel from Wyoming through the Columbia River Gorge and up the coast to the proposed Cherry Point Terminal in Bellingham. This terminal would be the largest in North America and require about 18 trainloads of coal a day to travel through here.
Citizen wants answers to coal train issues Washougal was my home for 52 years until my recent retirement. I still feel that Washougal is my home town.
Coal dust is dangerous About 8:20 a.m. on July 21, I was about to enter Highway 14 from Cook-Underwood Road.
Trees could have been saved Along with Camas Mayor Scott Higgins’ crocodile tears, I cried for the 20 or so big beautiful old trees that were taken down as part of the construction of the new Camas community center.
Speak out against coal today Situated astride the corridor to three oil terminals and three coal terminals, Camas and Washougal will be in the middle of one of the largest increases in pollution ever imagined. Over 100 million tons of coal and 100 million barrels of crude oil are set to move through our neighborhood every year. This expansion of the fossil fuel supply could soon push us over the tipping point to irreversible global warming.
Government change discussion is a waste of time I read with interest the opinion this week from Dave Shoemaker, who is on the Washougal City Council. Dave raises a number of excellent points. I’ve had e-mail discussions with several other members of the council and the mayor.