Monthly Archives: August 2013

Columbia River coal comments a record for Oregon DEQ

The Columbian, August 26, 2013 By Courtney Flatt, EarthFix Oregon environmental regulators have been sifting through more than 16,000 comments about a proposed coal export terminal along the Columbia River, after the public comment period recently closed. The input — … Continue reading

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Coal export proposal in Longview enters public comment period

Source: Columbia Riverkeeper | Clean Water, Healthy Rivers, Our Future Now is our best shot at defeating a coal export terminal on the Columbia River! A critical comment period for the controversial coal export proposal in Longview, Washington is now open. The … Continue reading

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Coal port faces huge obstacle in Lummi opposition

Crosscut | News of the Great Nearby, August 19, 2013 By Floyd McKay Cultural concerns and treaty rights to protect fish loom large for a shipping terminal near Bellingham. Lummi master carver Jewell James is taking another ceremonial totem pole … Continue reading

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The impact of the coal trains and exports in Washington

Seattle Times Letter to the Editor, August 23, 2013 By Elizabeth Cunningham, Seattle The law of unintended consequences. I recently stopped at a railroad crossing and was amazed at the length of time it took to wait for the coal … Continue reading

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With Proposed Rail Expansion, Northwest Confronts Its Clean Image

New York Times, August 19, 2013 By Kirk Johnson SPOKANE, Wash. — The Pacific Northwest’s sense of itself can sometimes seem green to the point of parody: a medium-roast blend of piney peaks and urban cool, populated by residents who … Continue reading

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The coal export bubble

Grist| A Beacon in the Smog, August 7, 2013 by Clark Williams-Derry, Cross-posted from Sightline Daily There’s been so much news on the coal export front of late — the massive scope of the proposed Gateway-Pacific terminal’s Environmental Impact Statement; … Continue reading

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Pacific Northwest Weighs Environmental Risks of Cashing in on Coal Export Market | PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour, August 2, 2013 The demand for coal is booming in Asia, tempting companies in the Pacific Northwest to build export terminals and cash in. However, there is concern the trains transporting the coal to the coast will have … Continue reading

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