Bonnie Stewart http://nwpr.org en Coal Export Company Faces A Financial Challenge http://nwpr.org/post/coal-export-company-faces-financial-challenge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A Seattle think tank is questioning the financial stability of a company that wants to build two coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest.</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:49:26 +0000 Bonnie Stewart 22731 at http://nwpr.org Coal Export Company Faces A Financial Challenge Derelict Vessel Owner Ordered To Pay More Than $1 Million For Columbia River Oil Spill http://nwpr.org/post/derelict-vessel-owner-ordered-pay-more-1-million-columbia-river-oil-spill <p>A Washington man was hit with more than one million dollars in fines and cleanup charges stemming from a derelict vessel’s oil spill in the Columbia. <br /> <br />The Washington Ecology Department fined Bret A. Simpson and Principle Metals LCC, four-hundred and five thousand dollars for the spill and billed them for another six-hundred and eighty thousand dollars in cleanup costs. <br /> <br />Simpson was scraping the barge, the Davy Crockett, in the river near Camas, Washington, when it began leaking oil in 2010. <br /> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:14:11 +0000 Bonnie Stewart 21862 at http://nwpr.org More Time To Comment On Morrow Pacific Coal Terminal http://nwpr.org/post/more-time-comment-morrow-pacific-coal-terminal-0 <p>The public is getting thirty more days to comment on a proposal to move coal through the Northwest.<br><br>The new public comment period begins December first for the Morrow Pacific coal project. It would transport coal by train to Boardman, Ore. From there, the coal would be loaded onto barges and shipped down the Columbia River.<br> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 14:41:59 +0000 Bonnie Stewart 18791 at http://nwpr.org Davy Crockett Oil Spill and Cleanup Was Preventable http://nwpr.org/post/davy-crockett-oil-spill-and-cleanup-was-preventable <p>COUMBIA RIVER, Wash. -- The U.S. Coast Guard and its contractors spent 10 months and $22 million last year removing the Davy Crockett from the Columbia River. The barge had broken apart during a botched salvage job, spilling oil and PCBs into the river.</p><p>Workers removed more than 38,000 gallons of oil from the ship. The cleanup was declared a success. But an EarthFix investigation has found that government officials could have prevented the oil spill and the need for a multi-million dollar cleanup.</p><p>Bonnie Stewart has the story.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:02:01 +0000 Bonnie Stewart 3522 at http://nwpr.org Davy Crockett Oil Spill and Cleanup Was Preventable Pacific Northwest Forest Projects Receive Almost $10 Million in Federal Funds http://nwpr.org/post/pacific-northwest-forest-projects-receive-almost-10-million-federal-funds <p>Five forest projects in the Pacific Northwest have been awarded nearly 10-million dollars in federal funds for forest restoration. Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the funding and a new plan for managing the national forests. Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:29:37 +0000 Bonnie Stewart 2392 at http://nwpr.org Pacific Northwest Forest Projects Receive Almost $10 Million in Federal Funds