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 …

Power Past Coal Longview Terminal

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. …