Monthly Archives: July 2012

Merkley calls for coal study | A senator joins the governor in seeking federal review

The Register-Guard, July 20, 2012 Editorial Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley has joined Gov. John Kitzhaber in pressuring the Obama administration to conduct a sweeping environmental review of proposals for coal export facilities in Oregon and Washington state. Other members of … Continue reading

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Doctors Urge The State To Re-Evaluate The Health Risks Of Coal

OPB News, July 19, 2012 By Cassandra Profita A group of 130 doctors wants the state of Oregon to review the health risks of coal exports before approving any permits. Thursday, the Physicians for Social Responsibility outlined numerous health risks … Continue reading

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Coal exports bring unacceptable risks

Portland Tribune, July 18, 2012 OpEd by Brett VandenHeuvel Imagine the conversation in the board room of the coal companies. “Sir, our stocks are dropping fast. States are transitioning away from coal-fired power plants, claiming our coal is too dirty.” … Continue reading

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Toxic Coal Dust Pollutes Gorge

Columbia Riverkeeper, July 16, 2012 By Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director of Columbia Riverkeeper Coal trains can spill huge volumes of toxic dust into the Columbia River, as shown in July 14, 2012 photos from Horsethief Lake State Park in the … Continue reading

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Columbia River Towns May Team Up To Export Coal

EarthFix, Oregon Public Broadcasting, July 9, 2012 BOARDMAN, Ore. — A train clanks down the tracks as it pulls through the Port of Morrow in Eastern Oregon. It’s not an unusual sight on the edge of Boardman. The rattle and … Continue reading

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Northwest Elected Leaders Unite in Telling the Army Corps of Engineers to Protect Local Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Thursday, June 28, 2012 Contact: Washougal, WA, Mayor Sean Guard, 360.835.8501 Mosier, OR, Mayor Andrea Rogers, 541.806.3250 Longview, WA, Councilman Tom Hutchinson, 360.619.2296 Northwest Elected Leaders Unite in Telling the Army Corps of Engineers to Protect Local … Continue reading

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Photos | Power Past Coal

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