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Dust Up | What an internal industry dispute says about coal dust risk

Sightline Daily | News & Views for a Sustainable Northwest By Eric de Place and Marcia Baker, February 20, 2014 [This post is part of the research project: Northwest Coal Exports] Amid all the debate about the risk of coal … Continue reading

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Coal Trains Run into Stiff Resistance in U.S.

Common Dreams, originally published by Inter Press Service December 28, 2013 By Matthew Charles Cardinale SPOKANE, Washington — Citizens and activists in the U.S. Pacific Northwest are fighting three different proposed coal terminals, including one in Oregon and two in … Continue reading

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Feds: Coal Companies Must Pay To Suppress Dust From Trains

EarthFix | Oregon Public Broadcasting, December 20, 2013 Contributed by Ashley Ahearn SEATTLE – A federal board has ruled that the coal companies operating in the Powder River Basin have to take certain measures to reduce the amount of dust … Continue reading

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New Research Provides Evidence Of Coal Dust Escaping From Trains

EarthFix · Oregon Public Broadcasting November 4, 2013 SEATTLE — New research results suggest coal trains are contributing to the Northwest’s air pollution. That’s according to the preliminary results of a University of Washington atmospheric and environmental scientist’s crowdfunded study. … Continue reading

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Coal Exports, Bad for the Environment — Duh

Huff Post Green, May 22, 2013 By Kyle Ash Coal exports are good for the environment — they are actually saying this. In Oregon and Washington State the coal industry has been pushing this line at town hall meetings, government … Continue reading

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Coal Exports: An Update On Pacific Northwest Coal Fights

DeSmogBlog, April 28, 2013 Guest Post by Josephine Ferorelli There is not enough room in the national headlines for all the battles between fossil fuel expansion projects and climate activists occurring right now. But the Keystone XL proposal’s public comment … Continue reading

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In the Northwest, rising coal exports to Asia stir huge fight

The Seattle Times, April 29, 2013 By Hal Bernton A push for more Montana coal exports to Asia — and a pushback over fears about air pollution and global warming — could turn into the Northwest’s biggest environmental battle in … Continue reading

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