So why did leftists take over the I-5 bridge? Because they don’t want coal–“black carbon” they call it– mined in Wyoming and Montana to be trained through Oregon to be shipped to Asia. This has been a political campaign against energy since earlier than 2010 and it’s never made any sense. The left began ginning up phony pollution stories about coal trains a couple years ago when they made their move in Washington state. See my post here when I first reported on their shenanigans. Then again here. Washington state’s concern (via ecoactivists) was: they wanted China to report their pollution levels to the US and make OUR ENERGY DECISIONS based upon what the Chinese were up to.
This is another one of the left’s overreaches, which, if they’d just occasionally tell the truth instead of delving into stupidity laced with hyperbole, perhaps could win more to their side. But they don’t care about sound science. They just care about scare tactics. There’s much to question about this process–longer trains, for instance, but the left has lost moral authority to discuss coal trains in Oregon. They’ve already shown themselves to allergic to logic and facts.