Even without terminals, coal trains will cross WA

Associated PressJune 23, 2013 

— The Seattle company that wants to build a coal train terminal in Bellingham says the trains will still pass through Washington on their way to Canada even if three proposed Washington coal terminals are not built.

The Everett Herald reports (http://is.gd/hPPzFU ) coal from Montana and Wyoming is already shipped from British Columbia, and terminals there are expanding.

Opponents of building coal export terminals in Washington and Oregon say they would bring traffic congestion from the number of trains, and generate coal dust and greenhouse gases.

Supporters say Cherry Point near Bellingham, another terminal at Longview and a third at the Port of Morrow, Ore., will create jobs.


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