Many thanks to Dan Person for an absolutely fabulous article about coal mining and transport (see "Coal train coming," March 7). I live on Orcas Island, with a view of Cherry Point, site of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal, and his beautifully written, vivid article provides the clearest description of the issues from pit to port that I've seen in my year of extensive immersion and local activism related to this issue. Please keep up the great writing. Citizens need and have a right to know what's being planned for their communities along the entire route—from pit to port.
Co-founder, Orcas NO COALition
Orcas Island, Wash.