When I rode my bicycle across the country for Bike4Peace, I went through Sheridan, Wyoming. That town is surrounded by coal mines. The coal dust is thick in the air. There is no way to avoid it. All around that mill people’s cars, houses, plants and animals will be covered with a fine coating of coal dust. This is some nasty stuff.
“Millennium Bulk Terminals is proposing to build a $600 million terminal west of Longview to export 44 million tons of coal annually, an amount that would make it one of the largest such facilities in North America.