Over 450 Flood Salem to Sound the Alarm on Pending Coal Export Permit

Allison Roberts News

Salem, Ore. – Over 450 Oregon residents and a diverse group of local leaders flooded the steps of Oregon’s Capitol this morning to call on Governor Kitzhaber to deny Ambre Energy a dredging permit at the Port of Morrow. Many community leaders and residents feel they can’t trust the Australian-based coal company which in 2011 lied to the community of Longview about its plans to expand from annual coal shipments of 5 million tons to as much as 80 million tons—15 times the amount claimed on its application.

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