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Coal only adds to bad pollution

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After viewing recent scenes of Beijing streets peopled with masked citizens wandering in a murky haze, the question came to my mind: Are we really doing China a favor by shipping multiple tons of coal to them? I'm sure their industrial giants are shouting "jobs, jobs" just as ours are, but how many jobs will make up for poisonous air and destroyed land in our finite world?
China is already making great strides in manufacturing solar panels and such. With less coal-burning support from us perhaps they will redouble those more ecological efforts.
Benita Helseth
Lake Stevens

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