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BNSF Railway agrees to study covers for rail cars transporting coal to reduce dust

BNSF Railway has reached a tentative settlement with Washington environmental groups over coal dust from uncovered train cars.

Trial to consider coal pollution from BNSF coal trains

A trial set for next month will weigh whether coal dust that spills into waterways from passing BNSF coal trains violates environmental law.

Dr. Ethan Angell: Coal trains elevate health risks

The damage to human health resulting from this increase in train traffic, particularly trains transporting coal, is not hypothetical or abstract.

Groups sue BNSF, say coal trains pollute waterways

BNSF Railway Co. is polluting Washington’s waterways with releases of coal dust and chunks of coal from open-top rail cars, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges. The Spokane Riverkeeper joined the …