Silver Star Reporter, March 18, 2012
By Martha Martin
Public comment supports the council resolution.
Monday evening’s Washougal Council workshop brought over a dozen citizens to the podium in support of a city resolution requesting that Washougal have a voice in the BNSF railroad coal train expansion. The possibility of an increase in mile-long coal trains to 20 or more per day has citizens concerned about issues such as pollution from coal dust, increased noise, and long waits at rail road crossings, as well as impacts on business and the local economy.