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Oregon Rejects Key Permit for Coal Export Terminal

EcoWatch | August 18, 2014 By Brett VandenHeuvel, Columbia Riverkeeper The state of Oregon stood up to dirty coal exports today by denying a key dock-building permit. This denial is a major victory for residents and climate activists who have … Continue reading

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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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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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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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A green line of governors: Can Inslee, Kitzhaber stop energy exports?

Crosscut.com | News of the Great Nearby, May 1, 2014 By Floyd McKay Coal, oil and gas proposals are flooding into states headed by governors who want to fight global warming. Elections have consequences, it is often said, and the … Continue reading

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More Carbon than Keystone: Peabody Energy and Warren Buffett Ship Coal to China

The Washington Spectator, November 1, 2013 By Lou Dubose Bellingham, Washington At dusk on a warm Wednesday afternoon in September, a Lummi couple in their sixties had just finished picking kelp out of a gill net they had stretched out … 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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