Monthly Archives: December 2012

Scoping Videos from Coal Train Facts

Source: Coal Train Facts Website Citizens Speak: Video of Selected Public Comments To view several videos and related playlists, please visit Scoping Videos : Coal Train Facts

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Push to derail coal-export plan draws strength from all corners of Cascadia

Grist | A Beacon in the Smog, December 20, 2012 By Claire Thompson Last Thursday, I braved the hordes crowding Seattle’s convention center to offer their opinions on a proposed coal-export terminal, proposed for construction just north of Bellingham, Wash., … Continue reading

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Set the environmental bar high on coal transport and export

The Seattle Times, December 20, 2012 By Lance Dickie/Times editorial columnist Washington residents across the state want the broadest review of environmental, health and safety impacts from coal trains and coal ports. From the boisterous meeting at the Washington State … Continue reading

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Coal Exports Emerging As Major Climate Fight In The Pacific Northwest

ThinkProgress, December 19, 2012 By Jules Boykoff In the Pacific Northwest, activists and their allies are ramping up for a full-throttle battle over a proposal to haul coal across the west for export to China. Big Coal’s latest master plan … Continue reading

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Oregon DEQ: Coal Export is Bad for Our Air – Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Ambre Energy, an Australian coal company, wants to turn the beautiful Columbia River into a coal chute for the nation by building a coal export terminal in Boardman, Oregon and shipping millions of tons of coal each year down the river, … Continue reading

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Coal-export hearing packed, mostly by opponents

The Seattle Times, Originally published December 13, 2012, modified December 14, 2012 By Craig Welch and Brian M. Rosenthal More than 2,300 people turned out at the Washington State Convention Center [in Seattle, Washington] to share their thoughts on a … Continue reading

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Thousands set to say no! on coal export proposal

Source: wrdforwrd December 13, 2012 Today’s final public hearing on the proposed coal export terminal in Bellingham, WA promises to be a major happening, with thousands of red-shirted opponents primed to speak out against it. Here’s the skinny from the … Continue reading

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