NW officials to Kitzhaber: Deny coal project permit

Allison Roberts News

Ambre Energy has requested that the state delay its decision whether to permit the Morrow Pacific coal export proposal along the Columbia River.

It is the group’s seventh request for delay in two years from the Oregon Department of State Lands.

The Morrow Pacific project will ship 8.8 million tons of coal through the Columbia River and on to Asia.

The nonprofit Power Past Coal coalition and the Sierra Club are urging Gov. John Kitzhaber and the Oregon Department of State Lands to deny Ambre Energy’s permit that would allow their Morrow Pacific project to progress.

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