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Oregon records fight shapes up over Montana coal export idea

Associated Press, March 28, 2012 COOS BAY, Ore. — Officials at the port in Coos Bay say they will go to court to overturn the district attorney’s decision that environmental groups cannot be charged thousands of dollars to fulfill a … Continue reading

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EarthFix Conversation featuring Eric dePlace, Sightline Institute

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), EarthFix Conversations, March 26, 2012 With Eric de Place, a researcher with Sightline Institute –- a think tank in Seattle. There’s a lot of coal in the middle of the United States, and China wants it. That … Continue reading

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Is your community talking about coal trains and exports?

Public Insight Network, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), March 26, 2012 OPB’s environmental reporting project EarthFix is taking a look at proposals for new coal export facilities in Oregon and Washington.  A company called Millennium Bulk Terminals has applied for permits … Continue reading

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Visualize Edmonds – without coal trains, please

Edmonds Beacon, March 22, 2012 By Strom Peterson, Edmonds City Council Member Here’s how Edmonds describes itself to visitors on our website: “A walkable waterfront town and celebrated arts community.” “…a strong sense of civic pride widely shared in the … Continue reading

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NW coal debate centers on jobs, the future of energy

Sustainable Business Oregon, March 22, 2012 By Erik Siemers A trio of coal export operations totaling nearly $1 billion in investment is under proposal along the shores of the Columbia River. Each is vying to become the nation’s first West … Continue reading

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Pacific Northwest Coal Exports

QuitCoal.org Across the country, coal plants are shutting down. Citizens and local governments are rallying against dirty energy – and it’s working. While this means we can all breathe a little easier, it’s left coal company CEOs scrambling to find … Continue reading

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Meeting on Gateway Pacific coal terminal process draws 800 people

The Bellingham Herald, March 20, 2012 By John Stark About 800 people packed the Bellingham High School theater Tuesday, March 20, to learn how they can make their voices heard during the lengthy environmental review process for the proposed Gateway … Continue reading

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