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Coos Bay Terminal Feedback Sought

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking public comment on a proposed resolution to support the Port of Coos Bay’s project to build a new bulk materials terminal.

The terminal is part of the Port’s project its developing to export coal and other biomass products. The project includes a large facility in Coos Bay and improvements to the Coos Bay Rail Link, the railroad that connects Coos Bay to Eugene.

The public can give their comments at meetings in Florence and Eugene this week. The meeting in Florence happens Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the Florence Events Center, located at 715 Quince Street. The meeting in Eugene is Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. at the Board of Commissioners Conference Room, located at 125 East 8th Avenue.

The board could take action on the resolution at its meeting Wednesday.

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  1. shane crandall says:

    my opinion is that there should be no opposition to the planned exporting of materials from the port of coos bay. I live 400 yards from the coosbay rail line adjacent to roosevelt blvd. and I knew when I moved here this was an industrial zone and I say let those trains roll

  2. Bill Connell says:

    Contrary to the uninformed, improvments to the rail line and port improvements will not harm anything. Progress is coming and its best to happen here with our high unemployment. The Government is large part has taken away with our trees and fish, maybe once government will do something good.
    Do not listen to the loud minorities, the majority should rule.

  3. Michael Maass says:

    I live near the Union Pacific’s mainline and I actually look forward to having more of these trains come through. I believe that these additional trains will be good for the economy of Oregon and Coos Bay. I used to live one block from the main line when I lived in Ontario, Oregon and coal trains went through there all the time and I never saw any coal dust, only onion skins. So I actually believe that by the time the trains get to the Eugene area, there will be a very minimal amount of coal dust left to blow out of the hoppers, if any at all. I really believe that everyone is afraid of nothing. If you are worried about continued global heating caused by the burning of coal and you are attempting to stop the burning of coal by not allowing it to be shipped via Coos Bay, you need a reality check, because the coal will be shipped via another port if not Coos Bay, so I think we should at least take advantage of the money that shipping via Coos Bay will bring to Oregon.

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