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Health, safety and jobs are all tied up in proposals to haul coal through Oregon for export to Asia.  Today,  the Portland city council added its voice to those asking the Corps of Engineers to do more in-depth studies.

The Portland Council Chamber was packed with the pros and cons of coal shipments.  Greg Peeden with the Alliance of Northwest Jobs and Exports is pragmatic, saying id coal shipyards are not built, jobs and business will be stifled, and there will still be a demand for coal energy.

 

But local business owner Sadie Clark sees it differently, saying shipping our energy sources to China will give Chinese businesses the unfair advantage of cheap, dirty power.

 

On a 3-0 vote the Council moved the resolution citing public environmental and safety concerns and asking for an in depth review before shipment permits are granted. 

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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