PORTLAND, Ore. – On Friday, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) announced that it will delay a permit decision for Ambre Energy’s struggling Morrow Pacific coal export project along the Columbia River until August 18, 2014. This is the eighth time that the permit has been delayed. On the heels of Ambre Energy’s repeated failures to provide DSL with adequate information and analysis about the project scope and impacts, the decision represents yet another blow for Ambre’s coal export proposal.
“Once again Ambre Energy has asked for delay on one of their permits to barge dirty coal through the Columbia River Gorge for an unprecedented eighth time! We in the City of Mosier call on the State of Oregon to deny this permit once and for all,” said Arlene Burns, city council president in Mosier, Oregon.