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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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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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Columbia River coal comments a record for Oregon DEQ

The Columbian, August 26, 2013 By Courtney Flatt, EarthFix Oregon environmental regulators have been sifting through more than 16,000 comments about a proposed coal export terminal along the Columbia River, after the public comment period recently closed. The input — … 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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Big Coal Faces Big Opposition in Pacific Northwest

Truthout, May 25, 2013 By Nick Engelfried, Waging Nonviolence | Report Earlier this month, grassroots climate and anti-extraction activists in the Pacific Northwest scored a victory over one of the world’s most powerful industries. Kinder Morgan, an energy company that … Continue reading

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Dirty war | A rancorous scrap over plans to send American coal to Asia

The Economist, April 20, 2013 Yet still they come MITT ROMNEY’S charge that America had declared “war on coal” may not have won him last year’s presidential election. Yet this once-mighty industry is struggling, squeezed by the plummeting cost of … Continue reading

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Columbia Riverkeeper Stopping Illegal Pollution

Columbia Riverkeeper e-news, April 16, 2013 Columbia Riverkeeper and allies are taking action to stop coal currently spilling into the Columbia River. They are enforcing the Clean Water Act, patrolling the Columbia, and utilizing citizen volunteers. Columbia Riverkeeper, Sierra Club, … Continue reading

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