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Dirty Coal Exports Are a ‘Global Shell Game’

Common Dreams, July 28, 2014 By Deirdre Fulton Federal coal leases are essentially a major fossil fuel subsidy, Greenpeace says. U.S. coal exports and the federal coal leasing program threaten to undermine federal, state, and international efforts to reduce carbon … Continue reading

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How Coal and Oil Trains Will Block Traffic Along the Columbia River

Sightline Daily | News & Views for a Sustainable Northwest, October 8, 2013 By Eric de Place and John Abbotts This post is 5 in the series: The Wrong Side of the Tracks Oil and coal companies hope to dispatch … Continue reading

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Coal Train Traffic Analyzed at Local Forums

Public News Service, April 17, 2012 MISSOULA, Mont. – The amount of coal train traffic running through Montana is expected to at least double, as coal exports are stepped up. The trains will haul coal, mostly from Wyoming, to Washington … Continue reading

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Three-day news series on coal production and transport, Missoula, Montana

Missoulian, April 14-16, 2012 Missoulian presents a three-day series on coal production and transport. Coal trains already roll through Missoula, and demand for energy in Asia has mining companies looking to ship a lot more coal from Montana and Wyoming … Continue reading

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Huge coal-export terminal needs rigorous environmental, health and traffic reviews

Seattle Times, March 29, 2012 By Lance Dickie, Seattle Times Editorial Columnist Statewide impacts of a huge coal-export terminal proposed for Whatcom County must receive the broadest possible environmental, health and traffic scrutiny. Even the job forecasts should be audited. … 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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Increased Coal Train traffic spurs resolution by Washougal City Council

Silver Star Reporter, March 18, 2012 By Martha Martin Public comment supports the council resolution. Monday evening’s Washougal Council workshop brought over a dozen citizens to the podium in support of a city resolution requesting that Washougal have a voice … Continue reading

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