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Feds should at least consider energy alternatives

Marcela Gara News

Originally published in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. A federal judge’s ruling that orders federal Bureau of Land Management officials to consider the effects of coal mined from federal land on climate change is a welcome one. The ruling is specific to mining in the Powder River Basin, a region of Montana and Wyoming from which 40 percent of all U.S. …

30 coal cars derail in northwest Montana

Marcela Gara News

By Jonathan Glover, Reporter at The Spokesman-Review Crews are working to clean up after several cars of a Montana Rail Link train hauling coal left the tracks Sunday night, sending several thousand tons of coal near or into the Clark Fork River. The westbound 120-car train derailed at around 11 p.m. Sunday night about 10 miles west of Noxon, Montana along the river, said …

Coal-export terminal backer appeals denial of state sublease

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By Associated Press LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Developers of a proposed coal-export terminal in southwest Washington have challenged the state’s denial of an aquatic lands lease for the project. The Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2lylmYm ) that Millennium Bulk Terminals and Northwest Alloys appealed the state’s decision in Cowlitz County Superior Court Feb. 2. Before leaving office, Public Lands Commissioner Peter …