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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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Major Victory for Clean Water in Coal Export Battle

EcoNews, Powered by EcoWatch January 3, 2014 The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington denied a motion to dismiss, allowing the Clean Water Act case to proceed against BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) for coal contamination of U.S. … Continue reading

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Viability of Oregon, Washington coal export terminals threatened by falling Asian prices

The Oregonian, December 13, 2013 By Rob Davis Three years ago, coal was hot. Stoked by insatiable coal-fired Chinese power plants, international demand boomed. Prices soared. Phones rang frequently at Oregon and Washington ports. On the other end? Eager investors … Continue reading

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The impact of the coal trains and exports in Washington

Seattle Times Letter to the Editor, August 23, 2013 By Elizabeth Cunningham, Seattle The law of unintended consequences. I recently stopped at a railroad crossing and was amazed at the length of time it took to wait for the coal … Continue reading

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Coal terminal foes hail decision to consider climate change impact

Puget Sound Business Journal, July 31, 2013 By Steve Wilhelm In an announcement that buoyed foes of a proposed coal export terminal near Bellingham, government reviewers of the project said they will consider the global climate impact from burning the … 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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Climate Change Concerns Enter Into Coal Export Debate

Northwest Public Radio, June 18, 2013 By Ashley Ahearn There are now three coal export terminals under consideration in the Pacific Northwest. The prospect of exporting coal from Wyoming and Montana to be sold on the Asian market has many … Continue reading

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