Monday’s RRCO Meeting: Coal Train Discussion

Coal Trains: How could they impact our neighborhood?


RRCO General Membership Meeting, Monday, September 10, 2012; 7:00 p.m.

Informational panel, discussion and potential neighborhood vote

Our guests will offer current information about trains coming through rail yard.

The evening’s guests will include:

Merlyn Hough, Lane Regional Air Protection Agency Dir.
Bob Ferris, Cascadia Wildlands, Executive Dir.

The panel will take place during the RRCO General Membership Meeting, Monday, September 10, 2012; 7:00 p.m.
River Road Annex, 1055 River Road

The RRCO Executive Board Meeting will take place at 8:30 p.m.

For more info, contact: riverroadcommunityorganization@gmail.com

List of resources about coal trains:

City Council Ordinance on Coal Trains (1 page intro, and pages 2 & 3 ordinance):
http://ceapps.eugene-or.gov/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_0_5848_319_0_43/http%3B/cesrvlf02/CMOWeblink/DocView.aspx?id=795708&&dbid=0

Governor’s statement on Coal Trains (4 pages):
http://media.oregonlive.com/environment_impact/other/4%2025%2012_McHughSalazarCoalLetter%20%282%29.pdf

Oregonian summary of Governor Kitzhaber’s statement:
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2012/04/oregon_gov_john_kitzhaber_call.html

Cascadia Wildlands webpage on Coal Trains – list of facts
http://www.cascwild.org/no-coos-bay-coal-terminal/

Eugene Register Guard Editorial – Oppose rail shipments – July 11, 2012
http://www.registerguard.com/web/opinion/28368083-47/coal-eugene-rail-bay-coos.html.csp

Coos Bay Letter to Eugene City Council – July 9, 2012
http://www.portofcoosbay.com/publicrecords/eugcouncil070912.pdf

Editorial by Lisa Arkin at Beyond Toxics – August 26, 2012
http://www.registerguard.com/web/opinion/28632360-47/coal-eugene-trains-oregon-bay.html.csp

Information on the Port of Coos Bay and Coos Bay Rail Link:

http://www.portofcoosbay.com/

http://www.coosbayraillink.com/

http://www.facebook.com/portofcoosbay

http://www.facebook.com/charlestonmarina

Email Carleen at riverroadcommunityorganization@gmail.com for more detailed information and documents from the Port of Coos Bay.