The Eugene City Council is hearing from coal train opponents and supporters at Monday night's meeting as it considers a resolution opposing shipments from Wyoming and Montana to a proposed export terminal at the Port of Coos Bay.
Opponents are concerned about unhealthy coal dust blowing off the trains the pass through the city. They also say burning coal in Asia will contribute to air pollution and climate change.
Supporters say the $250 million terminal at Coos Bay would create jobs. It's one of five proposed coal export terminals in Oregon and Washington that would ship coal from the Powder River Basin.