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Oil, coal train measure aims for ballot: Some call initiative illegal, worry about taxpayer cost

""Michael Cathcart, executive director of Better Spokane, a business and economic development advocacy group, describes such initiatives as “warm and fuzzy,” but “blatantly illegal.” “A better way is simply through interacting with Union Pacific and BNSF and building relationships between our community and them to make sure the tracks are safe and well maintained,” Cathcart says. If the initiative passes, it won’t be enforceable, he claims, but the community will have to pay for litigation. Cathcart says the top priority for the community should be to grow and create jobs to make Spokane an attractive place for businesses of all sizes to flourish.“ When we’re piddling around with issues that don’t have that priority, we’re losing to someone else who’s getting those jobs,” he says.""

 

Read the entire article: https://www.spokanejournal.com/local-news/oil-coal-train-measure-aims-for-ballot/

 

 

 

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