Increased Coal Train Traffic Could Mean Bad News For Public Health by EarthFix published on 2012/03/27 18:26:31 +0000 There are now six new export terminals proposed to be built along the Northwest coast. The goal? To bring American coal to Asia, via train and ship. If these terminals are approved, that could mean more than 100 million tons of coal traveling by rail across Idaho, Washington and Oregon every year. Public health experts are raising concerns about what the additional coal train traffic could mean for human health. Ashley Ahearn and Courtney Flatt report.