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(Last Updated On: September 9, 2019)

– A major proponent of the Bulk And Oversized Terminal and the work of and Phil Tagami, as he explained in Part One and Part Two of this series. In Part Three of his “Letter to ,” a proponent explains it’s environmental benefits – and asserts that they are not involved in the financing and development of the .

Some claim “Covered rail cars have never been done before,” and is somehow a dangerous practice. Not true, as you can see in this link, for but one example. Moreover, CSX regularly transports coal ash via covered rail cars, as this website shows.

As I understand it, is working with a vendor for rail car covers who has over 4 decades of experience with safe shipping of bulk commodities in rail cars in the U.S., Canada, and other countries. I’m told their products can safely handle commodities like heavy metal concentrate or low-level radioactive waste, where there is a much higher requirement for safety than for the commodities it intends to ship.

has said it is committed to the safety of ’s residents! Claiming ITS would sacrifice the health of the local population for a quick buck is absurd, given how much it invests in the safety of operations and the time frame of its commitment to the development of the facility.

At the same time, will address an even more significant issue for air quality: the number of trucks passing through our area. A huge amount of cargo will be transferred from trucks to trains, which are far cleaner and more fuel efficient.

Thus, anyone who claims that will be increasing the amount of dust in the air or otherwise harming air quality is either misinformed or lying. The fact is that if doesn’t build this project, air quality would be harmed.

Here’s a simple truth: When is built, will have more opportunity, more jobs, and better air quality. This is not advertising; this is a fact, documented by years of studies, including more environmental studies than any California project ever. We will also be sending a message to the world: is open for business, ers want great new and technically innovative projects and are willing to work hard.

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