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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Coal-export hearing packed, mostly by opponents

In front of a large, inflatable hand holding an inhaler with the words "Big coal makes us sick," Karen McFadden, of Kenmore, left, and Toni Potter, of Lake Forest Park, listen to speakers during a rally at Seattle's Freeway Park protesting the proposed coal trains running through Seattle to Cherry Point near Bellingham.