Protesters oppose coal transport plan


Protesters gathered at the Department of State Lands to rally against proposed coal exports in Oregon.

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Protesters gathered at the Department of State Lands to rally against proposed coal exports in Oregon.

Coal companies have proposed six sites in Oregon and Washington to build coal export terminals. If approved, Oregonians could see a massive increase in the number of coal trains that pass through the Columbia River gorge. A separate proposal would increase coal barge traffic.

Participants expressed concerns with air and water pollution, health repercussions, agriculture contamination, threats to wildlife and recreation, increased congestion and delayed emergency response.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

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