Seattle City Council Votes Unanimously (and Symbolically) Against Transport of Coal

Allison Roberts News

The Seattle City Council went on record yesterday, officially opposing the transportation of coal through city limits by unanimously passing Resolution 31379 during the afternoon council meeting. Symbolic but firm, the wording of the resolution highlights “the negative impacts on the climate as well as regional impacts on human health and rail and freight traffic from the significant increase in coal trains that would run through Seattle,” according to a press release issued mere moments after the vote.

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