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Wilf Woods: Coal shipments would pass through Wenatchee

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Over west of the mountains several ports are debating whether to allow coal trains to ship large amounts of that black stuff to the Orient, where coal-fired electric plants are being installed in large numbers. Here in this country, coal use is declining in favor of cheaper natural gas, which has taken off as the preferred source thanks to the sudden expansion of fracking. And though fracking has its critics, natural gas has suddenly become widely available from the huge fields in Appalachia as well as the southern great plains.

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