The city of Portland is taking a stand against moving coal through the city until an environmental study is conducted.
The Portland city council passed the resolution opposing coal exports Wednesday.
The city joins 25 other cities, counties, and ports that have officially raised concerns for the projects.
The resolution is due to the potential health threats from coal dust and diesel exhaust, a concern shared by a large number of health care professionals across the area.
The resolution calls for the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a study of potential harmful threats from moving coal in open containers and also for a full health impact study.
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