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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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The Coal Industry Knows That Enviros Are Winning

Mother Jones, July 5, 2013 By Kate Sheppard The coal industry is worried about environmental threats. Not threats like climate change, superstorms, or wildfires. Threats posed by environmentalists. In May, the American Coal Council—an industry group whose membership includes the … Continue reading

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Coal is the enemy of the human race, video edition

Grist| A Beacon in the Smog, May 30, 2013 By David Roberts Here’s a short, plainspoken video from the Sierra Club that explains why coal sucks: Read more by David Roberts…

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Ridley Terminals in Prince Rupert accused of dumping coal in the ocean

The Northern View, May 30, 2013 By Martina Perry While Ridley Terminals undertakes a multi-million dollar expansion to double its coal-handling capacity, new evidence shows current operations may be damaging the marine environment of Hecate Strait. Documents and photographs obtained … 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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World’s energy nearly as dirty today as it was 20 years ago

Grist | A Beacon in the Smog, April 22, 2013 By John Upton Between 1990 and 2010, the perils of climate change became very clear, as did the urgent need for renewable energy, but we still didn’t do much to … Continue reading

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Northwest Railroads Will Need Improvements To Handle Coal Trains

EarthFix | Oregon Public Broadcasting April 1, 2013 The five coal export terminals proposed for Washington and Oregon could add dozens of trains a day to Northwest railways. Those trains would mean new business for coal companies, railroad companies and … Continue reading

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