coal exports http://kufm.org en Can coal train impacts at rail crossings be mitigated? http://kufm.org/post/can-coal-train-impacts-rail-crossings-be-mitigated <p> Coal export-related rail traffic in Montana is rising and not expected to subside anytime soon. Pacific Northwest-bound train traffic can have impacts on communities, leaving some wondering why more can't be done to mitigate those inconveniences.&nbsp; In this interview with Edward O'Brien, Montana Coal Board member Tom Towe talks about the options available to Montana communities.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Billings attorney is well-versed on the issue as he created the Montana Coal Tax, Montana Coal Tax Trust Fund and Coal Impact Fund some 3 decades ago:</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:43:45 +0000 Edward O'Brien 16694 at http://kufm.org Can coal train impacts at rail crossings be mitigated? Coal terminal exec says shipping coal to Asia won't harm environment http://kufm.org/post/coal-terminal-exec-says-shipping-coal-asia-wont-harm-environment <p>American coal companies want to vastly increase their sale of coal to Asia, including coal from Montana, but that requires a new coal export terminal to be built on the west coast to handle the shipments. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 17:33:19 +0000 Sally Mauk 6418 at http://kufm.org Coal terminal exec says shipping coal to Asia won't harm environment