Watch the Seattle Town Hall Event

Below is a recording of the Seattle Town Hall panel discussion “Exploring the Powder River Basin Coal-Train Proposals” held on February 13. 

The panel featured Jeremiah Julius of the Lummi Indian Business Council; Bob Watters, senior vice president/director of business development at SSA Marine; Mike Elliott, chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen; Kimberly Larson, communications and marketing director of Climate Solutions/Power Past Coal; and law advisor Sanne Knudsen, assistant professor at the University of Washington’s School of Law.

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$25 million

According to data provided by developers and the ports, the terminals would generate a total of roughly $25 million in taxes annually.

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Thousands

Estimates suggest that thousands of permanent, family-wage jobs will be created through project development, with thousands of additional jobs generated in connected and supporting industries

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The number of coal dust complaints received by the Northwest Clean Air Agency, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and Spokane Clean Air Agency, despite coal trains traveling through the region for years.

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Less than 1%

Locomotives are the most fuel efficient means of ground transportation in America, accounting for less than 1% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

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$1.5 billion

The amount of private investment developers of the three terminals have pledged to build projects to full capacity.

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