Trains, TRAINS, COAL TRAINS
Four major coal export terminals are proposed for the Pacific Northwest to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming to Asian markets. These terminals would mean up to 142 million tons of coal each year on mile-long trains.
That means communities along the rail lines would see hours and hours of blocked train crossings, jeopardizing emergency services and public safety, lowering air quality, and cutting off local businesses along the tracks.
The Army Corps of Engineers is on track to act on the permit for the proposed terminal at Port of Morrow without doing a full environmental review.
Two major coal ports in Washington state are going through a full environmental review, but a third port in Oregon will not have an Environmental Impact Statement, unless the Army Corps of Engineers reverses its decision.
In addition, a fourth port is planned in Oregon. Each of these ports would significantly increase the number of coal trains through our region - and their total impact is enormous!
Tell the Army Corps of Engineers to examine coal train traffic in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington caused by coal export plans. Urge your Representative and Senators to encourage the Corps to conduct a full environmental study. You can personalize your messages, if you want.