Series: Northwest Coal & Oil Exports
The Pacific Northwest stands as a “thin green line” between some of the dirtiest coal, oil, and gas deposits in North America, and the most energy-hungry economies in the world. Major oil and coal companies are using their money and influence to try to move their dirty, dangerous wares through our communities—hoping to reap massive profits, while leaving us to deal with the risks and cleanup costs.
For more analysis of the impacts of coal and oil trains, see our sub-series:The Wrong Side of the Tracks The Risk of Northwest Oil Spills Oil Train Explosions and Derailments What Do Oil Train Explosions Cost? A Crackdown on Coal Dust Oil Rail Car Safety Standards Thin Green Line Activism