Spokane City Council sends rail measure to ballot

SPOKANE, Wash.-- The Spokane City Council sent a strong message to coal and oil trains that pass through town.

The council voted five to one to put a proposal targeting coal and oil trains that pass through downtown Spokane on the November ballot.

The measure would impose a $261 fine per car shipping prohibited fossil fuels through city limits.

It would also ban trains carrying the prohibited fuels from traveling within 2,000 feet of schools, hospitals and the Spokane River.

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