Monthly Archives: June 2013

Coal foes suffer setback in fight against exports

Grist| A Beacon in the Smog, June 19, 2013 By John Upton Bad news for climate hawks, coal haters, and Northwesterners who don’t like breathing coal dust: The Army Corps of Engineers says it won’t consider climate change or other … Continue reading

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Climate Change Concerns Enter Into Coal Export Debate

Northwest Public Radio, June 18, 2013 By Ashley Ahearn There are now three coal export terminals under consideration in the Pacific Northwest. The prospect of exporting coal from Wyoming and Montana to be sold on the Asian market has many … Continue reading

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A Fight Over Coal Exports and the Industry’s Future

New York Times, June 14, 2013 By Clifford Krauss CROW AGENCY, Mont. — Every few hours trains packed with coal pass through the sagebrush-covered landscape here in southern Montana, some on their way north to Canadian ports for shipment to … Continue reading

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Columbia Riverkeeper Takes Big Coal to Court

Columbia Riverkeeper, June 5, 2015 Columbia Riverkeeper and allies filed a lawsuit today to stop toxic coal discharges from trains into Northwest waterways. They took to the water this winter to investigate how much coal pollutes the river. Riverkeeper and … Continue reading

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Coal is the enemy of the human race, video edition

Grist| A Beacon in the Smog, May 30, 2013 By David Roberts Here’s a short, plainspoken video from the Sierra Club that explains why coal sucks: Read more by David Roberts…

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Coal plan advances: DEQ issues key draft permits for an Oregon terminal

The Register-Guard, June 3, 2013 By Jeff Barnard An Australian energy company has cleared a key hurdle for a terminal on the Oregon side of the Columbia River that would ship coal from the Great Plains to Asia. The state … Continue reading

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Ridley Terminals in Prince Rupert accused of dumping coal in the ocean

The Northern View, May 30, 2013 By Martina Perry While Ridley Terminals undertakes a multi-million dollar expansion to double its coal-handling capacity, new evidence shows current operations may be damaging the marine environment of Hecate Strait. Documents and photographs obtained … Continue reading

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