The Chinese need coal. They consume more than 3.2 billion metric tons every year to run the factories that make all of the junk we buy. The only way for American coal companies to get our cheap federally subsidized coal to China is to ship it across the Pacific Ocean. Read the full story here.
We can do better. The fire at the Millennium Bulk Terminals site last week highlights the need for our community to have this property cleaned up once and for all. Given the legitimate concern over the potential toxic air pollution and related health impacts from this fire, our community should really be concerned about the long-term health and economic impact …
More than 300 people packed into Mayor Dan Pike’s community meeting Wednesday, June 1, to discuss concerns about the environmental effects from the Gateway Pacific Terminal coal and bulk cargo export terminal that SSA Marine wants to build at Cherry Point. Read the full story here.
Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike is not taking sides on the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point. At a public forum Wednesday, May 4, he drew fire for staying neutral on the controversial plan to ship tons of coal through Bellingham. Read the full story here.
America is moving away from coal. As we use energy more efficiently (such as with compact fluorescent light bulbs and more building insulation) and use cleaner sources of energy (such as wind power), our demand for coal is declining. Read the full story here.
Environmental groups claimed a victory Tuesday when a unit of Australia-based Ambre Energy Ltd announced it withdrew its permit application for a proposed export terminal to ship coal mined in Montana and Wyoming to Asia via the Columbia River port of Longview, Washington. Read the full story here.
Millennium Bulk Terminals has offered to delay coal exports for at least a year and conduct a full environmental review to settle an appeal of its permit to build a coal terminal west of Longview, the company announced Monday. Plans for a major West Coast coal export facility– the subject of an intense fight over greenhouse gases and U.S. coal …
This year an epic fight is brewing along the West Coast, one that may make as much difference to the future of our climate as anything that happens in Washington, D.C., and one that may also serve as a decisive battle in defining the U.S. relationship with China. Millennium Bulk Terminals has offered to delay coal exports for at least …
This year an epic fight is brewing along the West Coast, one that may make as much difference to the future of our climate as anything that happens in Washington, D.C., and one that may also serve as a decisive battle in defining the U.S. relationship with China. Read the full story here.
Long before it became a university town and retirement mecca, Bellingham was a coal town. For about a hundred years they mined coal in a place known today by its parks, art, and music and its repeated appearances on meaningless “best places” lists in frothy magazines. Read the full story here.