Coos Bay http://nwpr.org en 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 Coos Bay Engages Law Firm To Deal With Cross Challenge http://nwpr.org/post/coos-bay-engages-law-firm-deal-cross-challenge-0 <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Coos Bay is facing a challenge on the constitutionality of a cross in a city park. &nbsp;It's getting help from a Texas-based organization that fights for public religious displays.</span> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 23:10:48 +0000 Rachael McDonald 25334 at http://nwpr.org International Investors Back Out Of Coos Bay Coal Plans http://nwpr.org/post/international-investors-back-out-coos-bay-coal-plans <p>A coal export terminal proposed for Oregon’s South Coast has hit a setback. Two of the project’s investors have dropped out. EarthFix reporter Amelia Templeton explains. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:48:25 +0000 Amelia Templeton 24083 at http://nwpr.org Voices Of Coal: Local Business Owners http://nwpr.org/post/voices-coal-local-business-owners <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/60781786" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p> This week we’re bringing you our special EarthFix series, "Voices of Coal." <p> Each day we'll hear from someone with a personal stake in the Northwest's debate over coal export terminals. <p> Today we hear from Richard and Tanya Burkholder, business owners who depend on tourism at the Oregon Dunes National Monument, not far from a proposed coal export terminal in Coos Bay. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:28:40 +0000 Amelia Templeton 23894 at http://nwpr.org Coos Bay Rail Needs Overhaul To Handle Coal http://nwpr.org/post/coos-bay-rail-needs-overhaul-handle-coal COOS BAY, Ore. -- An engineering study found that a rail line between Coos Bay and Eugene needs about $100 million worth of work before it can handle heavier train traffic. The study was paid for by anonymous investors interested in exporting coal from Coos Bay. Amelia Templeton reports. <p> The Port of Coos Bay bought the line in 2009, after it was shut down by a Florida company. <p> It’s been back in service for less than a year, moving small amounts of freight for sawmills and timber companies. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 13:14:11 +0000 Amelia Templeton 6005 at http://nwpr.org