Coos Bay

Coos Bay Exports
5:56 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Environmental Groups File Appeal To Stop Coos Bay Export Plans

Environmental groups have gone to court again to stop the export of liquefied natural gas from the Port of Coos Bay.

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.

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Coos Bay Cross
4:10 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Coos Bay Engages Law Firm To Deal With Cross Challenge

Coos Bay is facing a challenge on the constitutionality of a cross in a city park.  It's getting help from a Texas-based organization that fights for public religious displays.

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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
6:28 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.

Coos Bay Terminal
6:14 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Coos Bay Rail Needs Overhaul To 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.

The Port of Coos Bay bought the line in 2009, after it was shut down by a Florida company.

It’s been back in service for less than a year, moving small amounts of freight for sawmills and timber companies.

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