In a proposal put forward to county commissioners and state officials, the company outlined plans for an export terminal that would handle around 5 million tons of coal annually. That’s a lot of coal.
ENERGY policy is health policy. While we all need to use energy, not all of it is equal. Some ways of producing and using energy make people sick, while others are far more benign. To protect public health and to save on health-care costs, we should choose the healthier path. Read the full story here.
New documents show that an Australian company is planning to ship much more coal to China through Longview than it acknowledged. State and local officials may have been deliberately deceived. Read the full story here.
Previously undisclosed documents are raising questions about whether the Australian company trying to build a new coal export facility in Longview has tried to snooker local officials. Read the full story here.
Opponents of a proposed Longview coal terminal demanded Tuesday that Cowlitz County commissioners rescind a permit for its construction following allegations that Millennium Bulk Terminals may have misled officials about its plans for the facility. Read the full story here.
Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer is trying to clear the way for coal exports through the Pacific Northwest. He’s worried Washington state will block a proposed Columbia River shipping terminal for Montana and Wyoming coal. Schweitzer is making a hastily scheduled trip to southwest Washington Wednesday. Read the full story here.
Environmental groups are appealing development permits issued for a new coal export terminal in Longview, Wash, saying the first major coal export site on the U.S. West Coast would threaten public health and undermine state efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Read the full story here.
A region trying to close its own coal-burning generating plants is now poised to become a supplier of millions of tons of coal each year to China It’s not fair to lay responsibility for the Earth’s climate at the feet of the Cowlitz County commissioners who recently approved a plan to ship coal to China from a terminal on the …
Smaller amounts of toxic pollution are falling out of the sky onto the Puget Sound basin than 20 years ago. That according to new federal research. But one independent scientist says the gains in the region are partially offset by more pollution blowing in from faraway foreign sources. Correspondent Doug Nadvornick explains. Read the full story here.