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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Portland's City Council voted 3-0 to oppose coal trains running through town.

The resolution, introduced by Commissioner Amanda Fritz, also calls for a health impact assessment "by any state, regional or federal agency."

Anti-coal groups, tribal organizations and Portland neighborhood leaders cited potential hazards from the mile-plus, uncovered trains, including diesel pollution, coal dust, noise, traffic delays and reduced property values.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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