Monthly Archives: March 2012

Huge coal-export terminal needs rigorous environmental, health and traffic reviews

Seattle Times, March 29, 2012 By Lance Dickie, Seattle Times Editorial Columnist Statewide impacts of a huge coal-export terminal proposed for Whatcom County must receive the broadest possible environmental, health and traffic scrutiny. Even the job forecasts should be audited. … Continue reading

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Meet Mr. Coal Guy: ‘Coal-De-Lay-Ee-Hoo!’

ThinkProgress Green, March 27, 2012 By Brad Johnson As long-delayed rules to enforce the Clean Air Act against coal pollution go into force, the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign has launched Mr. Coal Guy, a new social-media campaign with satirical … Continue reading

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Should a Northwest port welcome a coal export terminal?

Sustainable Business Oregon, March 29, 2012 Please take a moment to vote.   Follow this link… and look on right side column to vote.

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Oregon records fight shapes up over Montana coal export idea

Associated Press, March 28, 2012 COOS BAY, Ore. — Officials at the port in Coos Bay say they will go to court to overturn the district attorney’s decision that environmental groups cannot be charged thousands of dollars to fulfill a … Continue reading

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EarthFix Conversation featuring Eric dePlace, Sightline Institute

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), EarthFix Conversations, March 26, 2012 With Eric de Place, a researcher with Sightline Institute –- a think tank in Seattle. There’s a lot of coal in the middle of the United States, and China wants it. That … Continue reading

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Is your community talking about coal trains and exports?

Public Insight Network, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), March 26, 2012 OPB’s environmental reporting project EarthFix is taking a look at proposals for new coal export facilities in Oregon and Washington.  A company called Millennium Bulk Terminals has applied for permits … Continue reading

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Controversy continues over proposed coal export terminals

NPR, March 20, 2012 News from Seattle and the Northwest Trainloads of coal from Montana and Wyoming will soon be shipped through Northwest ports to Asia, if Seattle’s SSA Marine gets its way. The company has filed several permit applications … Continue reading

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