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Klickitat Democrats host panel discussion on coal

WHITE SALMON — A public information panel to address issues of concern to Klickitat County and the Columbia River Gorge over coal and oil transport will be June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at White Salmon Library.

Panelists include representatives from Klickitat County, Columbia Riverkeeper, and the Department of Transportation.

Ed Powell is the emergency management department director for Klickitat County. One of the primary functions of his job is to prepare and train for all hazards. His department has been working on preparing for a potential hazard of an oil train mishap at Bingen Point.

Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky is the community organizer at Columbia Riverkeeper. Her work is rooted in the education and protection of communities impacted by oil trains and terminals along the Columbia River.

Dave Mulligan is a licensed professional engineer with U.S. Department of Transportation, PHMSA. He is responsible for community outreach for pipeline safety in the Western Region based in Lakewood, Colo. Mulligan will speak to hazardous material transportation over rail and pipeline.

This program is a nonpartisan, public information event sponsored by Klickitat County Democrats. Refreshments will be provided.

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