exports http://nwpr.org en 2013: A Good Year For West Coast Log And Lumber Exports http://nwpr.org/post/2013-good-year-west-coast-log-and-lumber-exports <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lumber and log exports from the West Coast rose about 20 percent last year, with demand peaking in the fourth quarter.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most of the West Coast logs shipped overseas are going to China, although Japan has upped its demand, as well. With limited </span>forestlands<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of their own, these countries rely on the United States’ timber supply.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:59:15 +0000 Devan Schwartz 41955 at http://nwpr.org 2013: A Good Year For West Coast Log And Lumber Exports Export Terminal In Newport Would Route Log Trucks Past Condos http://nwpr.org/post/export-terminal-newport-would-route-log-trucks-past-condos <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Port of Newport on the Oregon coast is planning to develop a log export terminal. That’s led to a conflict with the port’s new neighbors.</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:33:04 +0000 Amelia Templeton 36394 at http://nwpr.org Export Terminal In Newport Would Route Log Trucks Past Condos Vancouver Oil Terminal Lease Would Allow Exports http://nwpr.org/post/vancouver-oil-terminal-lease-would-allow-exports <p>The Port of Vancouver has released copies of the lease agreement Port commissioners approved last week for a controversial oil terminal. EarthFix reporter Cassandra Profita reports the lease does not restrict terminal developers from exporting oil overseas.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:57:54 +0000 Cassandra Profita 31749 at http://nwpr.org Environmental Groups File Appeal To Stop Coos Bay Export Plans http://nwpr.org/post/environmental-groups-file-appeal-stop-coos-bay-export-plans <p>Environmental groups have gone to court again to stop the export of liquefied natural gas from the Port of Coos Bay.</p><p>Coos Waterkeeper, the Sierra Club and other groups filed a petition with Oregon’s Court of Appeals Tuesday. They’re asking the court to reverse a judge’s decision last month to allow the port to dredge a waterway deep enough for large vessels that could haul LNG and bulk commodities like coal.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 12:56:03 +0000 Bonnie Stewart 28349 at http://nwpr.org Anti-coal Export Groups File Legal Petition For Coal Study http://nwpr.org/post/anti-coal-export-groups-file-legal-petition-coal-study <p>The number of coal export terminals proposed for Oregon and Washington has dropped from six to three. But a dozen Northwest groups aren’t backing down from their call for a regional impact study of the coal projects.</p><p>The groups filed a legal petition Wednesday with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They want the corps to study the environmental impacts of transporting coal by train and barge from mines in Montana and Wyoming to shipping terminals.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 12:54:58 +0000 Bonnie Stewart 28002 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Representative Proposes Tax Measure To Discourage Log Exports http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-representative-proposes-tax-measure-discourage-log-exports <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An Oregon state representative has introduced a bill to try to curb the export of raw logs. A House committee held its first hearing on the bill today.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:12:34 +0000 Amelia Templeton 24976 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Representative Proposes Tax Measure To Discourage Log Exports One Grain Exporter Reaches Labor Deal; Picket Lines At Another http://nwpr.org/post/one-grain-exporter-reaches-labor-deal-picket-lines-another <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/022713TB_Longshore_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>There are several new developments Wednesday in a long-running labor dispute between unionized longshoremen and Northwest grain terminal operators. One grain exporter announced it reached a contract agreement, while another locked out its union workers after discovering what it called sabotage.<p>Picket lines sprung up almost immediately in front of the United Grain terminal at the Port of Vancouver, Washington. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:38 +0000 Tom Banse 23462 at http://nwpr.org One Grain Exporter Reaches Labor Deal; Picket Lines At Another Wyden Leads Sharp Debate Over Natural Gas Export http://nwpr.org/post/wyden-leads-sharp-debate-over-natural-gas-export <p></p><p>Should the U.S. export its abundant supply of shale gas? Oregon Senator Ron Wyden tackled that question in a hearing today. It’s his first since he took over chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:41:53 +0000 Amelia Templeton 22667 at http://nwpr.org Wyden Leads Sharp Debate Over Natural Gas Export Northwest On Verge Of Becoming Pacific Crude Oil Gateway http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-verge-becoming-pacific-crude-oil-gateway <p>The Northwest is on the verge of becoming a gateway for crude oil. Three different developers have plans to use docks on Grays Harbor, Washington to transfer crude oil from trains to ships. Other projects are getting off the ground in Tacoma, Vancouver, BC and on the lower Columbia River. There was a huge turnout Wednesday night at an introductory public workshop in Aberdeen, Washington. Correspondent Tom Banse reports the response indicates crude-by-rail may be the region’s next big environmental controversy. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:33:39 +0000 Tom Banse 22007 at http://nwpr.org Northwest On Verge Of Becoming Pacific Crude Oil Gateway Northwest Winemakers Hope To Whet-The-Whistle Of China's Emerging Middle Class http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-winemakers-hope-whet-whistle-chinas-emerging-middle-class <p>Northwest winemakers are trying to whet-the-whistle of China's emerging middle class. Demand for wine is growing significantly there. And that’s drawn Chinese business delegations, restaurateurs and tourists to our region. There even may be a reality TV show that would feature Northwest wineries. Correspondent Anna King begins our story in Walla Walla, Washington. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:20:34 +0000 Anna King 21875 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Winemakers Hope To Whet-The-Whistle Of China's Emerging Middle Class