We were very pleased to see the state Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County using their authority to raise questions about the vast threats of coal exports.
It is great that the state of Washington is including rail impacts along the entire train line. These trains don’t just materialize at the Washington border. The impact of increased coal traffic on emergency response times and air quality in Washington, Montana, and Idaho cities and towns would be significant.
Greenhouse gases are air pollutants and should be part of any responsible environmental study of projects with this magnitude. This should include evaluation …