November 22, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 31

Coal forum creates more questions

Cheney residents, others urged to provide testimony on train traffic impacts

A forum at the Cheney Library last Wednesday night to provide information on the issue of coal trains rumbling through Cheney likely produced more questions than answers and generated discussion over more than just increased rail traffic through the city.

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For some present, the issue was more than just the trains, which if five export terminals are built in western Washington and Oregon and along the Columbia River could multiply the number of trains through the area from the 1-4 that currently come through town daily. The issue was whether coal from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Mon...

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