coal exports

Coal Impact Funds
1:43 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Can coal train impacts at rail crossings be mitigated?

Credit Montana State Parks

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.  In this interview with Edward O'Brien, Montana Coal Board member Tom Towe talks about the options available to Montana communities.
       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:

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Coal exports
11:33 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Coal terminal exec says shipping coal to Asia won't harm environment

Bob Watters
Credit SSA Marine

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.

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