May 29, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement condemning the Seattle City Council for passing unanimously Resolution 31379 against local railroads responsible for transporting coal to the shore to be shipped overseas, opposing the development of coal-export terminals in Washington state
"The City Council is full of hot air. To fight what it calls the 'serious impacts' of the discredited man-made climate change hoax, the City Council has seen fit to pass a resolution condemning the Rocky Mountain coal industry and the railroads that deliver the coal to the Pacific for overseas export. They are declaring war in effect on these coal-producing states, as well as the workers who would be employed at the port to ship the coal. All this in a misguided attempt stop the burning of coal that will take place anyway.
"This is just another example of the sheer lunacy of the radical environmental agenda — the same agenda that decimated Washington State's timber industry under the false assumption that they were saving spotted owls."
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