Monthly Archives: May 2012

Coal opponents draw 100 to forum

The Daily World, May 31, 2012 By Steven Friederich Nearly 100 people showed up at the Elma High School gym Wednesday night to hear about the possible negative effects that a potential coal export facility at the Port of Grays … Continue reading

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Seattle City Council Votes Unanimously (and Symbolically) Against Transport of Coal

Seattle Weekly, May 30, 2012 By Matt Driscoll The Seattle City Council went on record yesterday, officially opposing the transportation of coal through city limits by unanimously passing Resolution 31379 during the afternoon council meeting. Symbolic but firm, the wording … Continue reading

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Even in Kentucky, Coal Industry Is Under Siege

New York Times, May 29, 2012 By Eric Lipton LOUISA, Ky. — For generations, coal has been king in this Appalachian town. It provided heat, light and jobs for the hundreds of people who worked in the nearby coal mines … Continue reading

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Washington View: Will the N.W. be a casualty of the war on coal?

The Columbian, May 29, 2012 By Don Brunell Activists waging a national war on coal have turned their sights on the Pacific Northwest, targeting proposed shipping terminals in Washington and Oregon that would export coal to China. They’re aggressively lobbying … Continue reading

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Coal Industry Pays Fake Activists $50 To Wear Pro-Coal Shirts At Public Hearing

Think Progress, May 25, 2012 By Rebecca Leber [click on image to view in larger size] Apparently unable to find real activists, the coal industry paid astroturfers $50 to wear pro-coal t-shirts at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing yesterday. The … Continue reading

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Lots of reading, questions for Wyoming trip to China about coal

Star-Tribune, May 29, 2012 By Jeremy Fugleberg [Mid-story excerpt:] The members of Wyoming’s first family aren’t the only ones reading up on China. State Rep. Tom Lubnau, R-Gillette, said he’s been reading about proper etiquette and conversation and how business … Continue reading

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Wyoming delegation says China coal forum worth the trip

Star Tribune, May 27, 2012 By Jeremy Fugleberg By this time next week, a handful of Wyomingites including Gov. Matt Mead and his family will be on the other side of the world in China. Two years after a similar … Continue reading

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