Washington: Seattle Votes Against Coal Terminals

Alert Name: CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS
May 30, 2012 Compiled: 1:05 AM

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (NYT)

The Seattle City Council passed a resolution opposing development of coal-export terminals in Washington over concerns about increased train traffic and potential harm to health and the environment.

By ERIC LIPTON (NYT)

With the coal industry under siege across the country, an announcement that the operator of the Big Sandy power plant near Louisa, Ky., planned to switch to natural gas prompted an uproar.

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