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Jobs vs. environment in Eugene coal train debate

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 EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- The debate over coal trains traveling through Eugene is
one of jobs versus the environment.
   A couple of dozen coal train protesters marched to the downtown library
Monday evening where the city council heard a number of people testify for a resolution
 against shipping coal through a Coos Bay terminal to Asia. Opponents are
concerned about coal dust and climate change.
   The council also heard from supporters who said a $250 million coal terminal
would bring needed jobs.
   The Register-Guard reports  it's unclear it Eugene would have authority to prevent
 coal shipments. The council votes in two weeks on a resolution that would direct
resolution that would direct the city attorney to research whether health and
safety laws could be used to block coal trains.
   The coal would come from Montana and Wyoming.
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      AP-WF-10-09-12 1329GMT

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