|Categories||economic impacts, health and safety impacts, report, terminals|
|Create Date||November 11, 2011|
|Last Updated||August 15, 2015|
Communities in Oregon and Washington are weighing the prospect of coal export facilities. Proponents of shipping American coal to Asia argue that coal will bring significant economic benefits to the region. In this research memo, we examine the risks of coal markets, review the history of coal exports on the West Coast, and evaluate the employment dimensions of coal terminals.