Diverse Voices Heard At EarthFix Seattle Coal Export Panel

EarthFix | Oregon Public Broadcasting
February 14, 2013

SEATTLE – There are now five places in the Pacific Northwest considering the installment of coal export terminals. The largest, Gateway Pacific Terminal, could be built near Bellingham, Washington. That has some Seattleites worried about potential impacts of the terminals, including increased traffic congestion and rail safety, and consequences to human and environmental health. Others see an opportunity for living-wage jobs and state tax revenue.

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Coal is rearing its head again the Columbia Gorge. The new threat comes in the form of proposals to export coal from Wyoming to coal-fired power plants in China. The coal would be transported via uncovered rail cars through the Columbia Gorge. Many Columbia Gorge Communities in Oregon and Washington support a coal-free world, beginning at home, in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, recognizing the importance of people determining what materials are allowable for transport through their communities and watersheds. This blog exists to communicate and advocate for the public interest in issues pertaining to coal transport in the Columbia River Gorge, providing an online outlet for honest discussion and information. To inform and unite local citizens about the damaging effects of coal transport through our communities. To endorse positive and considerate dialogue with the aim of mutual understanding among diverse parties. CLEAN AIR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES NO COAL EXPORTS STOP COAL IN ITS TRACKS
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