VANCOUVER, Wash. (Metro) -- The National Wildlife Federation says coal trains rolling through the Columbia River Gorge on BNSF Railway tracks could be the next big threat to endangered Northwest salmon and steelhead.
Russell Bassett at the Association of Northwest Steelheaders says we need to get on this now.
BNSF wants to send heavy, loaded coal trains west on its flat Columbia River Gorge route to new coal export terminals - like the one proposed for Cherry Point - then run the much-lighter unloaded trains back to Wyoming over the Cascades via Auburn and Stampede Pass.
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