The Dirty Dance: Export Plan Puts North Idaho in the Middle of a New Coal Rush

Allison Roberts News

While Highway 200 sees a steady stream of cars and trucks traveling to and from nearby Montana, it runs parallel with one of the Northwest’s busiest rail lines. And through a confluence of much larger global forces–including Warren Buffett, economic growth in Asia and coal mined in Montana and Wyoming–those vacation snapshots could come to include a whole lot more trains. Not everybody thinks the result will be too picturesque.

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