With proposed rail expansion, Pacific Northwest confronts its clean image
(Source: New York Times, August 19, 2013)
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Pacific Northwest’s sense of itself can sometimes seem green to the point of parody: a medium-roast blend of piney peaks and urban cool, populated by residents who look descended from lumberjacks or fishermen. Now, plans by the energy industry to move increasing amounts of coal and oil through the region by rail, bound for Asia, are pulling at all the threads of that self-portrait.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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