‘People’s Hearing’ being held to voice concerns on coal export – Bozeman Chronicle, Nov. 19, 2012

November 19, 2012

Categories: Coal, Northern Plains Resource Council

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/environment/article_f87b397a-3203-11e2-97e7-001a4bcf887a.html

The Northern Plains Resource Council will hold a “People’s Hearing” on Tuesday night to collect testimony on the potential for increased coal train traffic through Bozeman and for proposed coal export terminals on the West Coast.

The hearing is meant to provide a chance for Montanans to voice concerns about added train traffic, health impacts, climate change and other potential effects, and to be a part of the decision-making process.

Comments will be submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps of Engineers is holding public hearings in Washington on a plan to build coal-exporting facilities there and to ship coal across Montana to seaports there. No hearings are planned in other states.

The People’s Hearing will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture.

 

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