Monthly Archives: August 2012

Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz to bring coal export resolution before council

The Oregonian, August 28, 2012 By Scott Learn Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz will bring a resolution to the City Council Sept. 19 “to oppose coal trains coming through the city of Portland.” Fritz, who spoke at an anti-coal rally today … Continue reading

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Northwest Residents and Leaders Deliver Army Corps 25,000 Signatures for Full Review of Coal Export

Power Past Coal, August 28, 2012 In an unprecedented action, hundreds of Northwest residents and local Oregon elected officials came together in front of the Northwest Headquarters of the Army Corps of Engineers in demanding a long overdue evaluation of … Continue reading

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BNSF Railway CEO sounds off on coal-export debate

The Columbian, August 23, 2012 By Aaron Corvin BNSF Railway Chairman and CEO Matthew Rose weighed in Thursday on his company’s involvement in controversial plans to export coal from the Pacific Northwest, saying some of the concerns are overblown and … Continue reading

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Join Friends of the Gorge to rally against Coal Exports, August 28th

WHAT:   Press conference at the Army Corps District Office, Portland, Oregon WHEN:   12 Noon, Tuesday, August 28th WHERE: 330 SW 2nd Ave, between Oak and Stark, just north of the Morrison bridge. There is a lot at stake here. Coal … Continue reading

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American Coal Companies Look To The Northwest For Export Opportunities

Oregon Public Broadcasting · EarthFix, August 23, 2012 This is the second in a two-part series. BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Kevin Ranker points his motorboat towards Cherry Point and guns the engine. “It’s gonna be a bumpy one!” the state senator … Continue reading

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Advocates say Oregon regulators should shut down PacifiCorp on coal costs

The Oregonian, August 22, 2012 By Ted Sickinger Ratepayer advocates and environmentalists say Oregon customers shouldn’t have to pay for PacifiCorp’s pollution-control upgrades at two Wyoming coal plants when it would have been cheaper to retire them. They’re asking state … Continue reading

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What Wyoming Coal Means For The Northwest – The View From Coal Country

Oregon Public Broadcasting | EarthFix August 22, 2012 The U.S. produces about a billion tons of coal every year. Almost half of it is mined here in the Powder River Basin in the northeastern corner of the state of Wyoming. … Continue reading

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