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Letter to the Editor: Coal-exporting terminal bad for Calif.

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Chris Bairdhttp://www.servedaily.com
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r Dear Residents of Utah:

The Utah Legislature has fast-tracked a bill to Governor Gary Herbert that allocates $53 million dollars of taxpayer funds to finance a proposed coal-export terminal in West Oakland, Calif. I am writing to beg the taxpayers and residents of Utah to contact Governor Herbert to stop the coal-export terminal.

About 25,000 people live in West Oakland. The population is about 39 percent Black and 13 percent Hispanic. About 31 percent of West Oakland residents live below the poverty level.

The Port of Oakland is responsible for a significant amount of air pollution and a coal-exporting operation will make West Oakland’s pollution even worse.

There are elementary schools in West Oakland in which children “park” their asthma inhalers in boxes upon entering the classroom. The prevalence of asthma among the children of West Oakland is so high that the community petitioned the Port of Oakland, philanthropic organizations and individuals to purchase a Breathmobile. The Breathmobile is a gutted-out bus that travels to elementary schools in West Oakland to provide asthma screening and treatment. According to the executive director for the Breathmobile, one out of three adults in West Oakland – and one out of five kids – has asthma. Asthma is among the causes for children being absent from school.

Our West Oakland neighborhood has many formidable challenges. What we don’t need is another threat to our health!

Please call Governor Herbert at 801-538-1000 and ask him to stop the coal-export terminal in West Oakland, Calif.

Thank you.

Alfreda Wright

Oakland, Calif.

 

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