Friends of the Columbia Gorge
April 3, 2014

Ambre Energy has requested that the state delay its decision whether to permit the Morrow Pacific coal export proposal along the Columbia River. It is the group’s seventh request for delay in two years from the Oregon Department of State Lands. The Morrow Pacific project will ship 8.8 million tons…

Jeff Gentner
March 26, 2014

A University of Washington study has found residents near rail lines face increased exposure to harmful microscopic particles from diesel emissions. The study also found residents are exposed to larger particles, possibly from coal trains. The study, accepted for publication this month in the online journal Atmospheric Pollution Research, provides…

Katie Campbell
March 20, 2014

A study released Thursday by coal export opponents tallies the economic risks of barging coal down the Columbia River –- from the cost of killing salmon and emitting air pollution to increased accidents and impacts to recreation in the Columbia River Gorge. The report’s author, Ecotrust economist Noah Enelow, suggests that the…

Larry Mayer
March 19, 2014

Montana farmers are struggling to get their wheat to Pacific ports, as weather, construction and traffic take a toll on grain trains. Wheat has been slow to move to the Pacific Northwest for several months and there is now talk of the 2013 crop still being shipped when this year’s…

Columbia River Coal Plan Gets First Hearing In Boardman

December 5, 2012

BOARDMAN, Ore. – A series of public meetings about a proposed coal export terminal kicked off Tuesday night in this Eastern Oregon town that hugs the Columbia River Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality hosted the meeting to take comments and answer questions about permits required for the proposed Morrow Pacific…

Courtney Flatt | EarthFix

DEQ to hear from public on coal exports Tuesday

December 3, 2012

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will conduct the first of three public hearings Dec. 4 in Boardman on the proposed Morrow-Pacific coal exports project by Australian company, Ambre Energy. Ambre is proposing to bring up to 8.8 million tons of coal per year by train from the coalfields of…

Hermiston Herald