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Oregon coal, oil train expansion subsidies draw elected leaders’ opposition

OregonLive.com | August 7, 2014 By Rob Davis A group of local and state leaders is urging Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and the state’s top transportation officials not to award $6.9 million in subsidies to projects that would aid the … Continue reading

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With 18 oil trains weekly, Columbia River Gorge is the key route for Pacific Northwest’s crude-by-rail

The Oregonian, June 24, 2014 By Rob Davis Eighteen oil trains a week move along the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, newly released data shows, a figure that could more than double if a proposed Vancouver, Wash., oil … Continue reading

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Coal train derailment in Maryland

Grist | A Beacon in the Smog, May 2, 2014 By Joe Smyth, Grist Guest Contributor A CSX train hauling about 8,000 tons of coal from Pennsylvania to Southern Maryland derailed on Thursday in Bowie, Marlyand, highlighting the risks of … 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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Pacific Northwest says NO to fossil fuel exports rally!

Portland Rising Tide (Rising Tide is an international, all-volunteer, grassroots network of groups and individuals who organize locally, promote community-based solutions to the climate crisis and take direct action to confront the root causes of climate change.) Pacific Northwest Says … 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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