Category Archives: Coal Exports

Major Victory: Coal Dust Case Advances Against BNSF for U.S. Clean Water Act Violations

Sierra Club National, Press Release, January 3, 2014 By Krista Collard Court gives green light for water pollution lawsuit to proceed, major implications for coal shipper. Spokane, WA — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington denied … 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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Coal terminal foes hail decision to consider climate change impact

Puget Sound Business Journal, July 31, 2013 By Steve Wilhelm In an announcement that buoyed foes of a proposed coal export terminal near Bellingham, government reviewers of the project said they will consider the global climate impact from burning the … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs says coal-export terminals are a bad investment

Grist| A Beacon in the Smog, July 29, 2013 By David Roberts No less an investor than the mighty Warren Buffett has proclaimed that the decline of coal in the U.S. will be gradual but inevitable. Given flat demand for … Continue reading

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Anti-Coal Hearings Fuel Concerns for Oregon’s Future

The Planet, Sierra Club Stories from the Front Lines, July 15, 2013 By Annie Szotkowski Six coal terminals have been proposed by coal companies in Oregon and Washington. Three have already been shelved by public outcry. On Tuesday, July 9, … Continue reading

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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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