Coal Folds

Marcela Gara News

Originally posted on Cascadia Weekly. Forty cars of a coal train derailed in Montana last week, dumping an unknown amount of coal into nearby Rocky Creek. “Some of the cars filled with coal were left intact while others were mangled,” the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. “Others folded like an accordion or fell off the tracks.” Something analogous might be said of …

Coal Train

Federal Court dismisses key claim in coal industry’s case against Washington State

Marcela Gara News, Press Release

Press contacts: Kristen Boyles, Earthjustice, 206-343-7340 ex.1033 Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Power Past Coal co-director, 503-929-5950 Federal Court dismisses key claim in coal industry’s case against Washington State TACOMA – A U.S. District Court ruled today that the state of Washington did not violate federal laws governing ports or railroads when it denied a necessary water quality permit for the Millennium Bulk …

Final County study released: Reaffirms negative health and safety impacts of Longview coal export terminal

Marcela Gara News, Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2018 Contact: Regna Merritt, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Co-Director Power Past Coal, regna@oregonpsr.org   971.235.7643 Final County study released: Reaffirms negative health and safety impacts of Longview coal export terminal KELSO, WASHINGTON – Concluding a three-year process, Cowlitz County officials will hold an Open House on November 29 to release its final Health Impact Assessment …

Longview community rejects proposed coal export terminal as Trump Administration restarts federal review

Marcela Gara News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2018 Contacts: Regna Merritt, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Co-Director Power Past Coal, regna@oregonpsr.org, (971) 235-7643 Caleb Heeringa, Deputy Press Secretary, Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign, caleb.heeringa@sierraclub.org, (425) 890-9744 Longview community rejects proposed coal export terminal as Trump Administration restarts federal review KELSO, WASHINGTON – Citing numerous unavoidable impacts to public health, a committee of Longview …

Community voices concerns about health affects of proposed coal terminal

Marcela Gara News

By Katie Fairbanks, Reporter, The Daily News Community members urged a health committee Monday to take a stronger stance against Millennium Bulk Terminals’ proposed Longview coal terminal. The Health Impact Assessment Steering Committee met to discuss the study and draft recommendations and to hear public comment on the documents. A majority of the nine people who spoke during the public …