Coal Exports

Coal Exports
7:26 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Kitzhaber, Inslee Push For Emissions Accounting For Coal Export Proposals

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Washington Governor Jay Inslee continue to push for a tougher federal review of proposed coal export terminals in the Northwest. Monday the governors sent a letter to the President’s top environmental advisors, asking them to consider the impact of coal exports on the climate. Amelia Templeton of Earthfix reports.

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Boardman Coal Port
5:29 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Ambre Energy Asks For Coal Export Permit Delay

Ambre Energy hopes to move coal from Wyoming and Montana to Asia through a facility at the Columbia River Port of Morrow in Boardman.
Credit EarthFix

An Australian coal company has asked for more time to answer questions from the State of Oregon about its plans for a coal port in Boardman.

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Voices of Coal
7:00 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Voices Of Coal: Columbia River Pilot

This week we’re bringing you our special EarthFix series, "Voices of Coal."

Each day we'll hear from someone with a personal stake in the Northwest's debate over coal export terminals.

Voices of Coal
7:15 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Voices Of Coal: Coal Country Rancher

This week we’re bringing you our special EarthFix series, "Voices of Coal."

Each day we'll hear from someone with a personal stake in the Northwest's debate over coal export terminals.

Today we visit with a rancher who runs cows near the epicenter of open pit mining in America - the Powder River Basin near Gillette, Wyoming.

Coal Exports
6:20 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Wyden Requests Investigation Into Royalties From Overseas Coal Sales

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden was recently named Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. And one of his first moves was asking the administration to investigate the royalties it receives for coal mined on public land. Amelia Templeton of EarthFix explains.

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Coal Exports
4:36 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

First Meeting on Oregon Coal Export Terminal

The Morrow Pacific Project would transport coal by train to the eastern Oregon port city.
Credit Callum Black / Wikimedia Commons

A series of public meetings about a proposed coal export terminal kicked off Thursday night in Boardman.

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Ore. Coal Export Terminal
4:37 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Commissioners Postpone Coal Vote

Many people object to the environmental impacts of having coal trains traveling through Oregon towns and the possibility of derailments.
Callum Black Wikimedia Commons

The Lane County Board of Commissioners decided not to vote yet on a resolution supporting a proposed coal export terminal in Coos Bay. Still, the board took public comment on the resolution from about two dozen people at their meeting Wednesday.

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Proposed Coal Terminal
5:29 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Governmental Agencies To Jointly Review Longview Coal Terminal

Governmental agencies announced Tuesday plans to conduct a joint environmental review of a proposed coal export facility near Longview, Wash.

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Tribe Opposes Coal Export Facility
6:04 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Lummi Tribe Announces Opposition To Coal Export Facility Near Bellingham

The Lummi Tribal reservation lies to the North of Bellingham, very close to the proposed site of a large coal export terminal. On Friday the tribe is expected to announce their opposition to the facility.

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Coal Train Study
4:48 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Multnomah County Conducting Coal Train Study

Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen has ordered county officials to study the health impacts that coal exports could have on area residents. The county health department is expected to deliver its report next month.

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