March 1, 2013

Balancing the potential benefits and harms of using coal as an energy source is an ongoing challenge for local communities and the global economy. This health analysis considers the potential impacts and human health consequences of three proposed coal export projects that could result in rail transport of coal through Multnomah County.

Read the full report: The Human Health Effects of Rail Transport of Coal Through Multnomah County, Oregon, A Health Analysis and Recommendation for Further Action Coal Report: 2013 (1.51 MB) (February 2013)