KUOW: Northwest tribes seek full review of coal exporting plan

"Dozens of Indian Tribes from around the Northwest came together Thursday to call for a full environmental analysis of proposals to export coal from up to five ports in Oregon and Washington.

The 57 tribes hammered out their position At a convention hosted by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indians

Prominent tribal leaders voiced concerns about the health, safety and environmental impacts of exporting coal from Montana and Wyoming through the Northwest.

If any of the proposed export terminals are built, the coal would travel by rail and ship through Washington, Idaho and Oregon."

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