The Facts about Kinder Morgan

Allison Roberts News

In January, Kinder Morgan—a giant energy conglomerate—announced plans to use an Oregon port on the Columbia River to export 30 million tons of coal annually to China and other Asian markets. Many in the Northwest worry about the health risks, pollution, and economic risks that are entailed by the plans. Already tribes and environmental organizations are raising serious concerns about handling large volumes of coal on the Columbia.  

A look at Kinder Morgan’s track record in communities where the company already exports coal reveals that these worries may be well-founded.

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