U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Energy Exports
5:40 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Coal Exports Debate Heads To Washington D.C.

The Army Corps announced that it will not consider climate change in its review of the three proposed coal export terminals in Washington and Oregon.
Credit Chris McKenna / Wikimedia Commons

The debate over coal exports in the Northwest moved to Washington D.C. Tuesday. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn testified alongside representatives from the mining and natural gas industries in a congressional hearing about energy exports.

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Petition for Coal Study
5:54 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Anti-coal Export Groups File Legal Petition For Coal Study

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.

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.

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