Independent Record, Helena, MT, June 22, 2012
By Sanjay Talwani
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has replied to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber regarding the potential scope of its environmental review of expansive new ports on the West Coast, but it remains unclear whether the Corps will include reviews of the impacts of increased coal train traffic through Montana.
The Helena City Commission and Missoula City Council have both asked the Corps to consider impacts of increased train traffic through those cities should the abundant coal from Wyoming and eastern Montana make its way to Asian markets by way of the proposed ports.