Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber firmly opposes Ambre Energy coal export terminal, sets May deadline

Allison Roberts News

Gov. John Kitzhaber has taken his strongest stand against a proposed coal export terminal proposed at the Port of Morrow in Boardman, saying it should be rejected and setting a May 31 deadline for a state decision on the project.

“It is time to once and for all to say no to coal exports from the Pacific Northwest,” Kitzhaber said in an April 19 speech to the League of Conservation Voters. “It is time to say yes to national and state energy policies that will transform our economy and our communities into a future that can sustain the next generation.”

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