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PCUN, Oregon's Farmworker Union and Oregon AFL-CIO proudly present an evening with the Dominican Farmworkers of CONFENACA, The National Confederation of the Farmworker of the Dominican Republic.
Monday, October 8th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm An Evening with Dominican Farmworkers of CONFENACA
AFL-CIO Oregon Labor Center 3645 SE 32nd Avenue Portland, Oregon
"sleep with one eye open..."
As the saying goes, "sleep with one eye open..." Lane County commissioners are considering whether to back a rail pipeline through the Gorge, down the Willamette Valley to a massive terminal in Coos Bay geared up to ship Wyoming coal to China, whereupon the fumes will be carried straight back to the West Coast.
A draft resolution acknowledges the controversy over possible health and environmental effects of coal but comes down on the side of the economic development benefits for Coos and Lane counties.
Commissioners could vote to approve the resolution, table it or hold further discussions on the matter.
Commissioner Sid Leiken, the president of the county board, said he’s been looking into the issue for the past several months after a Port of Coos Bay official asked whether the board would support the project. Sid says feels our pain; he understands the concerns raised by people who oppose shipping coal from Wyoming to West Coast ports but has tried to take a broad view of the proposal.
He said the question goes beyond coal, as the Coos Bay facility also would be able to handle wood chips and other bulk commodities, and said the economic benefits would be substantial.
Environmental groups are mounting a strong challenge to the coal plans, and a number of state and local officials have come out in opposition.
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