Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hundreds turn out for first Coal terminal hearing

San Juan Islander, October 28, 2012 Close to 2,000 residents from Northern Washington packed Squalicum High School in Bellingham Saturday, October 27, to kick off the first of seven public comment hearings regarding the proposed coal export terminal at Cherry … Continue reading

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NW coal port traffic raises worry about huge marine spill

Crosscut | News of the Great Nearby, October 24, 2012 By Floyd McKay While other areas worry about train traffic and climate change, San Juan Islanders also fear a shipping disaster that could harm whales, salmon, and beaches. For the 15,000 … Continue reading

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They’ve got the money. We’ve got the humans!

Daily Kos, October 23, 2012 By James Wells There’s a reason that we’re so fired up in our little corner of Washington State.  It’s not the first snow already falling at the ski area (although that’s great!).  It’s not the … Continue reading

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Eugene Council Says No to Coal Trains

Oregon Public Broadcasting, EarthFix, October 23, 2012 By Jes Burns The Eugene City Council Monday night voiced opposition to a tentative plan to ship trainloads of coal through the city. The Wyoming coal would be exported to Asia through the … Continue reading

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GUEST VIEWPOINT: Local impacts of coal exports unacceptable

The Register-Guard, October 22, 2012 By Alan Zelenka and Kitty Piercy The Eugene City Council is ready to vote on a resolution that calls for an environmental impact study and health assessment of transporting coal, and opposes shipping 10 million … Continue reading

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The Impact of Coal Combustion Residue Effluent on Water Resources: A North Carolina Example

PubMed, National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine Environmental Science & Technology Journal, October 15, 2012 Abstract: The combustion of coal to generate electricity produces about 130 million tons of coal combustion residues (CCRs) each year in the … Continue reading

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Milwaukie City Council passes resolution against coal trains

The Oregonian, October 16, 2012 By Victoria Edwards The Milwaukie City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday opposing coal trains through the city and calling for a review of the health and environmental impacts of exporting coal from Northwest ports. … Continue reading

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