Coal

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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Coos Bay Terminal
6:48 am
Mon March 11, 2013

International Investors Back Out Of Coos Bay Coal Plans

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.

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Voices of Coal
6:55 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Voices Of Coal: Rail Town Mayor

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
6:28 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Voices Of Coal: Local Business Owners

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 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.

Voices of Coal
6:45 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Voices Of Coal: Tribal Fisherman

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
7:00 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 Royalties
5:20 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Department Of Interior Investigates Possible Coal Royalty Dodge

The U.S. Interior Secretary promised to aggressively pursue coal companies that violate the law.
Credit U.S. Department of the Interior website

 The Secretary of Interior has formed a task force to determine if coal companies are underpaying royalties for coal mined on public land and sold in Asia. And it has confirmed it is investigating one coal company for potential criminal wrongdoing.

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Northwest News
6:41 am
Thu November 22, 2012

More Time To Comment On Morrow Pacific Coal Terminal

The public is getting thirty more days to comment on a proposal to move coal through the Northwest.

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.

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Oregon Coal Bill
5:37 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

House Quashes DeFazio's Amendment To Study Coal Dust Impacts

Congressman Peter DeFazio's amendment to study the impact of transporting coal by train was blocked.
Michael Werner Earthfix.

Oregon Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio tried to add an amendment requiring a study of the impacts of transporting coal by rail to the coal bill which passed the U.S. House of Representatives Friday. The Republican majority blocked the amendment.

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