Monthly Archives: January 2013

Portland Activist Uses Her Art To Protest Coal Export Terminals

EarthFix, Oregon Public Broadcasting, January 24, 2013 Editor’s Note: Should coal from Wyoming and Montana be transported through the Pacific Northwest and shipped to Asia? In our occasional series, “Voices of Coal,” we bring you diverse perspectives of people with … Continue reading

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The Poison We Never Talk About in School

GOOD Magazine | Zinn Education Project, January 25, 2013 By Bill Bigelow The most dangerous substance in the world is barely mentioned in the school curriculum. Coal. According to the International Energy Agency, burning coal creates more greenhouse gases than … Continue reading

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Coal Train, Part 3: Who gets to greenlight Bellingham’s giant coal port?

Crosscut| News of the Great Nearby, January 24, 2013 By Floyd McKay Eight politicians, a few agency heads and an Army general will all weigh in, but the buck stops with one man. This is the last of a three-part … Continue reading

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Coal Train, Part 2: An insider’s guide to the coal port’s environmental review

Crosscut| News of the Great Nearby, January 23, 2013 By Floyd McKay Different agencies, different laws and lots of science and partisan passion will collide before we know the fate of Gateway Pacific. This is the second in a three-part … Continue reading

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The people and process behind Bellingham’s coal port decision

Crosscut| News of the Great Nearby, January 22, 2013 By Floyd McKay The proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal has sparked the most-complex environmental review since, well, forever. The first public comment period ends today. In this first of a three-part series, … Continue reading

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The 14 fossil-fuel projects poised to f*ck up the climate

Grist | A Beacon in the Smog, January 22, 2013 By David Roberts In a justly famous Rolling Stone piece, Bill McKibben popularized the notion of “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math.” We have a “carbon budget,” between now and 2050, … Continue reading

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14,000 Comments About NW Coal Export Terminal

EarthFix, Oregon Public Broadcasting Associated Press, January 22, 2013 EVERETT, Wash. — After seven public meetings across Washington about a proposed coal export terminal near Bellingham more than 14,000 comments have been collected. The comments will determine issues to be … Continue reading

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