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And, just in case anyone is being misled into believing that the "Alliance" has a soft spot for day laborers or union workers, here´s the Board of Directors of this brand new non-profit. Do any of these names and companies seem familiar? John Ambler - VP Corporate Relations BNSF, president BNSF Foundation (which gives grants to school children)Scott Moore - Chairman of the Colorado Oil and Gas FoundationTodd O´Hair - Director of Govt. Affairs, Cloud Peak EnergyDeck Slone - SVP Arch CoalJohn Thomas - SVP Legal and General Counsel, Ambre EnergyBob Watters - SVP SSA Marinespokesman - Lauri Hennessey, VP Edelman Public RelationsFacts are facts, folks. The Alliance is not what it is trying to get people, including journalists, to believe it is. Just ask a few questions. It´s about time.
Dear Ms. Hennessey: Yes, I care about the environment. Yes, I run a small business. Yes, I also VOLUNTEER umpteen hours a week to shut this dumb project down. And YES, I stood in line at one hearing.And Lauri, aren´t you a paid PR exec from Edelman in Seattle who is probably getting all-expense paid trips to all the scoping hearing to say the same thing for two minutes -- about jobs. Oh, and aren´t you and your PR company paid by the Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports, which is completely supported by the following companies (below) -- all supporting the coal terminals? And running all the slick ads on tv. Come on. Just who DO you work for. Seems like BIG COAL to me. Just askin´. Agrium Inc.Ambre Energy North America, Inc.American Council of Engineering Companies of MontanaAmerican Council of Engineering Companies of WashingtonArch CoalAssociated Industries of SpokaneAssociated General Contractors of WashingtonAssociation of Washington BusinessBillings Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors BureauBNSF RailwayBrotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Washington State Legislative BoardBrotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division of the International Brotherhood of TeamstersCarpenters Industrial CouncilCloud Peak EnergyGreater Spokane IncorporatedGunderson MarineIdaho Association of Commerce and IndustryIdaho Chamber AllianceInternational Trade AllianceJ.R. Simplot CompanyJH KellyLydig ConstructionMontana Chamber of CommerceMontana Coal CouncilMontana Contractors´ AssociationMontana Rail Link, Inc.National Association of ManufacturersNational Mining AssociationOregon Building Trades CouncilPacific Merchant Shipping AssociationPacific Northwest International Trade AssociationPeabody EnergyPederson Brothers IncorporatedPortland Business AlliancePortland & Western Railroad, Inc.Portland Business AllianceSoutheastern Montana Development CorporationSSA MarineTidewaterTransportation Communications Union - International Association of MachinistsUnion PacificUnited Transportation Union - Montana State Legislative BoardUnited Transportation Union - Oregon State Legislative BoardUnited Transportation Union - Washington State Legislative BoardVigor IndustrialWashington Farm BureauWashington Farm Labor AssociationWestern Business RoundtableWestern Environmental Trade AssociationWyoming Mining Association
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