Wednesday, May 08, 2013

They're Coming! 5th LD Democrats To Host Discussion On Coal Trains

The 5th District Democrats will devote it's May Meeting to present a forum on  plans to ship coal by rail through the Northwest. King County Executive Dow Constantine will headline the discussion, along with representatives from 2 groups opposing the plan--Washington Conservation Voters and Power Past Coal. 
The plan is to ship coal mined in Montana and Wyoming to Northwest ports for shipment to Asia.  The ports will be rebuilt to handle the exports.  Environmental impact statements for the proposal are currently being prepared.
The meeting will convene at 7 pm on Wednesday, May 15th at Issaquah City Hall's Eagle Room, 130
Sunset Way.

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