Washington Families Against Coal Trains

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The Power Past Coal coalition launched an ad buy in advance of the public scoping hearings for the proposed terminal at Longview, WA. Rick Marshall, a Camas resident and one of the family members profiled in the Power Past Coal spot, says that he and his family understand the importance of spreading the word about the dangers of exporting coal. …

Fisheries: Coal facilities would threaten salmon

Allison Roberts News

Oregon’s fishing industry advocates have stepped into the debate over new coal shipments in the Pacific Northwest. Representatives of the Association of Northwest Steelheaders and Northwest Guides and Anglers Association said potential pollution from the shipments could seep into waterways and threaten the livelihoods of those working in fisheries. Read the full story here.

Lummi Nation’s stance could stop proposed coal terminal

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Lummi Nation Natural Resources Director Merle Jefferson says the tribe is ready to send an official letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announcing its opposition to the Gateway Pacific Terminal project at Cherry Point – a move that could stop the federal permit process for the coal terminal dead in its tracks. Read the story here. Read the …

State EIS on Cherry Point coal-exports facility to consider ‘end use’ coal burning in China as well as regional rail impacts

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An environmental review of a proposed coal-export facility at Cherry Point will take into account pollutants emitted by the facility, rail traffic carrying coal to the facility, and also the impact on greenhouse gases from coal burning in China, India and other export destinations. The scope of environmental review was announced Wednesday by the Department of Ecology, Whatcom County and …

Goldman Sachs says coal-export terminals are a bad investment

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No less an investor than the mighty Warren Buffett has proclaimed that the decline of coal in the U.S. will be gradual but inevitable. Given flat demand for electricity, cheap natural gas, burgeoning renewables, rising efficiency, and future carbon regulations, new coal-fired power plants are bad bet, which is why they aren’t getting built. To save their bacon, U.S. coal …

Ridley Terminals Inc. on hot seat over coal dust in Port Edward

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Port Edward is sick and tired of cleaning coal dust off their properties and are now raising concerns to federal and provincial agencies. Port Edward council passed a motion last week to contact the environment ministry at both the federal and provincial levels over the ongoing issue of coal dust reaching Port Edward from the Ridley Terminals Inc. (RTI) coal-loading …

Power Past Coal and Landowners and Citizens for a Safe Community picnic

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Coal export proposals threaten the health, safety, and economic vitality of Cowlitz County. Attend a picnic to learn more and help our community power past coal. Saturday, July 20, 11am – 1pm Willow Grove Park (free event) Bring a picnic and learn how to stop coal export in Longview. RSVP today by filling in the information below and click “submit.” …

People speak out for and against Ambre Energy’s coal export proposal at Portland hearing

Allison Roberts News

Marathon public hearings for three air and water quality permits to allow coal export through Boardman started at 8 a.m. today in Portland and Hermiston and continue until 8 p.m. Although the crowd in the opening minutes of the hearings this morning was sparse, at least 520 people have signed up to speak at the hearings. Portland’s hearing is at …