We can do better.
Shipping dirty coal from Oregon ports to markets in Asia is not a good strategy for our economy or our environment. As business leader, I put a premium on value. In this case, we need to value how a high quality of life and our reputation as a clean economy leader helps us grow and attract business in Oregon. At a time when our region is focused on growing our economy through exports of high-value manufactured goods, shipping a polluting raw commodity is a poor economic development strategy.