Army Corps Stops Permitting Process for Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific Coal Export Terminal

Allison Roberts News

Today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will stop all permitting for Ambre Energy’s floundering Morrow Pacific coal export project along the Columbia River. Ambre needs Army Corps permits for an industrial coal dock in order to build and operate its proposed export terminal near Boardman, Ore.

The federal agency’s decision to stop all permit reviews, including a highly anticipated Environmental Assessment, comes on the heels of Oregon’s August 18th decision to deny a critical state lands permit for Ambre’s proposed coal dock. Ambre Energy would use the terminal to ship over 8 million tons of coal annually along the Columbia River and through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

Read more in the press release here.