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Articles tagged coal trains

Sept. 29, 2014, 12:24 p.m.

Rising Coal And Oil Train Shipments Make Rail Congestion A Big Problem

If train shipments of coal and oil keep increasing, many communities across the country could feel the congestion.

Aug. 5, 2014, 1:20 p.m.

Columbia Gorge Commission Sounds Alarm On Coal, Oil Transport

The Columbia River Gorge Commission has passed a resolution against the transport of coal and crude oil along the river that divides Washington and Oregon.

June 3, 2014, 6:02 p.m.

Wyoming Governor Visits Washington To Promote Coal Exports

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead tours a proposed coal export terminal on the Washington side of the Columbia River. Facilities like this are needed to get Wyoming coal to Asian markets.

Dec. 20, 2013, 1 a.m.

Feds: Coal Companies Must Pay To Suppress Dust From Trains

Coal dust that escapes from trains is a significant problem, according to a federal board, and coal companies have to pay to keep it under control.

Sept. 26, 2013, 8:14 a.m.

Spokane Crowd Talks Longview Coal Trains

A crowd of about 400 people attended the Wednesday evening hearing in Spokane on a proposed coal terminal at Longview that would be served by trains rolling through Spokane.

Sept. 16, 2013, 7:08 a.m.

Documents Reveal Army Corps' Earlier Concerns About Coal Trains And Wetlands

Public documents reveal concerns raised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the not-so-distant past about how transporting coal by rail could pollute sensitive wetlands in the Northwest.

Aug. 20, 2013, 1:12 p.m.

Seattle Mayor's Coal Economics Study Released

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has released a long-awaited economic assessment of coal train operations on Seattle.

July 16, 2013, 1 a.m.

Could Coal Exports Run Through Vancouver Port?

An energy giant recently walked away from a coal export deal on the lower Columbia River. But the pursuit of venues where ships can load up on Asia-bound coal is not over. Could the Port of Vancouver some day trade in coal? It's not out of the question.

May 21, 2013, 4 a.m.

Crowdfunding Coal Science

Crowdfunding campaigns are popular ways to raise money for fledgling businesses and independent projects. Now there are some scientists who are asking the public to chip in online for studies about the impacts of exporting coal in the Northwest.

March 1, 2013, 2:06 p.m.

Multnomah County Health Department Releases Coal Train Report

A new report in Oregon finds there's not enough industry data to say for sure what the health effects would be if trains begin to haul coal to export terminals in the Northwest.

Jan. 31, 2013, 3 p.m.

New Poll: Coal Exports Winning Support In Washington

Washington's coal export terminal proposals are winning the battle for public opinion, a new survey finds. It shows half the state's residents supporting coal exports and one-third opposed -- but the results are nuanced.

Jan. 24, 2013, 1 a.m.

Portland Activist Uses Her Art To Protest Coal Export Terminals

Portland activist Bonnie Meltzer lives near one of the busiest rail intersections in the city. She uses her art to protest against the coal export terminals that have been proposed for the Pacific Northwest.

Nov. 5, 2012, 3:27 p.m.

Seattle: More Coal Trains Would Increase Delays

A new city of Seattle report finds that an increase in coal trains through the city would increase delays at railroad crossings and affect emergency response times.

Aug. 23, 2012, 1 a.m.

American Coal Companies Look To The Northwest For Export Opportunities

American coal companies are looking to the Northwest as the fastest way to bring their product from the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana to Asian markets. There are now five ports in Washington and Oregon considering coal export terminals. In part two of our series on Coal in the Northwest, we head to the site of what could one day be the largest coal export facility on the West Coast.