Train derailments fuel debate over transporting coal
The Kansas City Star. August 21, 2012.
Recent derailments of trains carrying coal have fueled the debate surrounding the proposed coal terminals in the Pacific Northwest. Early Tuesday, a coal train derailed near Baltimore, killing two college students. This derailment followed a string of other rail incidents, including a derailment on a highway overpass in Chicago that killed two people, and incidents with no fatalities in Washington and Texas. This recent series of accidents adds to the concerns for opponents of increased coal shipment through Pacific Northwest communities.
For further discussion of coal train derailments and an interesting summary of the concerns of stakeholders, read the full Kansas City Star article here.