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The Greenhouse Gas Impact of Exporting Coal from the West Coast

An Economic Analysis By Dr. Thomas M. Power Executive Summary As the use of coal to generate power in the United States has declined, coal companies have increasingly turned their attention to the export market, particularly the fast-growing economies of … Continue reading

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Groups call for comprehensive review of coal exports

Northern Plains Resource Council, March 19, 2012 A permit application made today for a huge coal shipping facility near Bellingham, Wash., has repercussions that will be felt by communities across Montana. SSA Marine submitted an application to build a facility … Continue reading

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Get involved … Take action … Submit your public comment

Tell the Army Corps of Engineers: Conduct a study on the environmental impacts of coal export terminals. Last week, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that it is moving forward with permitting for the first proposed coal export terminal in … Continue reading

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Study: Proposed Cherry Point coal terminal could mean fewer jobs, not more

The News Tribune, March 15, 2012 By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald BELLINGHAM – A new economic analysis of Gateway Pacific Terminal indicates that the proposed coal export pier could mean a net loss of jobs for Whatcom County, if … Continue reading

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New Plans for Coal Exports are Bad Business

Daily Kos, March 15, 2012 by Mary Anne Hitt As coal use drops dramatically in the U.S.  and clean energy continues to grow, King Coal is looking for new customers. The coal industry is now pursuing its corporate profits via coal exports at … Continue reading

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Coal trains rumble through Spokane to feed China’s boom. But what’s the cost?

The Pacific Northwest Inlander, March 14, 2012 by Zach Hagadone Coal-Hearted Commerce The Inland Northwest could play a pivotal role in the next coal boom, but it would come at a cost. There’s a stretch of road on Highway 200, … Continue reading

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Camas approves resolution focusing on coal trains

Camas-Washougal Post-Record, March 14, 2012 by Heather Acheson The Camas City Council recently approved a resolution that outlines a series of concerns about the potential impacts of coal trains on the city and its residents. The resolution, approved by six … Continue reading

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