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Emerging Issues Series
The Road Forward from Election 2012
Evan White, speaking on
Coal Trains & Export Facilities --
Their impact on Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley
Noon to 1 PM
Kwan's Cuisine, 835 Commercial St SE, Salem, Wednesday, November 28, 2012
White will speak on speak on local efforts to inform citizens on the impact of proposals to transport coal by rail through Salem to a proposed coal export facility in Coos Bay.
Evan White was born in New York City, raised in Honolulu Hawaii, and went to college on "the mainland." He has a BA degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College, an MA in Economics from the University of California at Berekely, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance. He served as a Finance Officer in the US Army, had a brief career in private industry, and then joined the staff of the Oregon Public Utility Commission as its first economist.
Evan has been a Salem resident since 1972. Now retired, he works as the volunteer Land Use Chair of the Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association and does income taxes for seniors and low income persons through the volunteer AARP tax aide program.
Several months ago, he met a Beyond Coal advocate at the Salem Saturday market who recruited him to the effort to help educate Salem residents about the risks that coal trains would pose to our community.
Cost: $11.50 (Includes Buffet Luncheon, Tea & Gratuity)
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