A city committed to sustainability could find itself on a major route for sending coal to China for electricity generation. Bellingham’s mayor wants railroad line assurances that the city will be protected from local impacts. Read the full story here.
Last week, Ambre Energy announced it planned to build the first U.S. port on the coast of Longview, Wash., which will be used to export coal mined in Wyoming and Montana overseas. During the protest, Peaceful Uprising and the Rainforest Action Network demanded that Ambre Energy quit exporting coal and move toward clean energy sources. Read the full story here.
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.