Rail strike could leave some power plants without coal

EMERYVILLE, CA - MARCH 25: An Amtrak engineer leans on the locomotive as passengers disembark from Amtrak's California Zephyr at the end of its daily 2,438-mile trip to Emeryville/San Francisco from Chicago that took roughly 52 hours on March 25, 2017 in Emeryville, California.  President Trump has proposed a national budget that would terminate federal support for Amtrak's long distance train services, which would affect the California Zephyr and other long distance rail lines run by Amtrak.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


If there is a nationwide railway strike this week…..if….it will result in a major loss of Wyoming coal to power plants across the nation.

You know what that could mean?  Lack of fuel to run plants to produce electricity for homes and businesses.

POLITICO reported that rail accounts for 28% of U.S. freight, but when it comes to shipment of coal, rail is the number one mode of transportation.

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