Paul K. Anderson
Editorial | The Columbian

EDITORIAL: Coal Trains Rumbling?

April 19, 2012

The Port of Vancouver has no coal-export plans on the table now or for the foreseeable future. But anyone who believes our community is unaffected by the simmering dispute between coal exporters and environmentalists would be greatly mistaken.Twenty or more daily coal trains could be added to local rail traffic if U.S. coal exports soar as many maritime shipping interests hope. And there are legitimate concerns that the increased rail congestion and possible coal dust pollution here could erode the local quality of life.

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