Coal Train Blues

Eric Shew video

Friends of the Columbia Gorge, in coordination with partner groups in the Power Past Coal coalition and with the volunteer participation of Portland-based Johnny Cash tribute band Counterfeit Cash, released an online music video called “Coal Train Blues.” A melodic, visually rich, fun take on a serious issue, the video addresses the damage to Gorge lands and water from current levels of coal transportation by rail and the threat posed to the Columbia River and Gorge communities by pending coal export proposals that would significantly increase the amount of coal being transported.