For an overview of the Coal Train Issue for the 25th Legislative District visit: www.helpbnsf.org where bnsf stands for Ban Negligently Shipped Freight.

The following are among the more interesting or useful postings on other websites since mid-September:

The Surface Transportation Board has now ruled that BNSF's efforts to control coal dust losses from its coal trains are reasonable.

Terminal Developer Disturbed Lummi Burial Site
Columbian
KUOW public radio.
San Juan Journal

Lummi create a Totem Pole to communicate their opposition to the Gateway Pacific Terminal proposal.
Bellingham Hearld
Seattle Times

The Corps of Engineers seems to have difficulty hearing the Lummi's opposition to the Gateway Pacific proposal.
KUOW
Indian Country
Bellingham Herald
Island Sounder
Bellingham Herald

Nice video of a coal car receiving its sealant.

The Longview Scoping Process received 165,000 comments, more than Gateway Pacific's 124,000.

Comparison of the economic environments in Longview and Bellingham for the two proposals for export terminals.

Cowlitz Tribe Oppose Longview Terminal.

Good Overview of the Changing Economic Environment for Coal

Whatcom Docs find Health Risks from Coal Dust.

Ambre, the Australian mining giant, may not have the cash, it needs to develop its Longview and Boardman projects and may have to accept additional outside investments.

After reading the research, Public Health Officials in BC conclude the environmental statement for a coal terminal expansion in BC is inadequate.

Follow up to the Whatcom County elections:
Seattle PI.
The Western Front.

Crowdfunded UW study confirms trains leak coal dust:
UW
Northwest Public Radio
Earthfix
Portland Tribune
gristmill

Tis the season for mudslides in Snohomish County.

Catholic Bishops join call for broad review of Longview coal terminal:
Bellingham Herald
U.S. Catholic

Blogger calls for more regulation of coal and oil transportation.

Vandals attempt to derail coal train in Montana.

An argument for coal exports to help the Crow Nation.

Industry Perspective on shipping coal and oil from and across Montana.

EPA Listening Tour Brings Contrasting Views On Domestic Use of Coal.

Local Improvement District Creates Quiet Zone for Train Crossings in Vancouver, WA.

Campaign in Brisbane to Contain Coal Dust.