A grassroots movement is growing in Spokane to stop coal trains from traveling through the city and across the Northwest.
With the demand for coal rising in Asia, several energy companies are proposing to mine coal in Montana and ship it overseas.
The proposal calls to ship coal by train through Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon and eventually to several export terminals along the West Coast.
On Friday, more than a dozen activists and environmentalists met in Spokane to learn how to peacefully protest the proposal.
Read more/see the TV video: Movement Wants to Stop Inland Northwest Coal Trains
(By Annie Bishop, KXLY Spokane)