Struggling Ambre Energy Coal Export Terminal Dealt Another Blow

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PORTLAND, Ore. – On Friday, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) announced that it will delay a permit decision for Ambre Energy’s struggling Morrow Pacific coal export project along the Columbia River until August 18, 2014. This is the eighth time that the permit has been delayed. On the heels of Ambre Energy’s repeated failures to provide DSL with …

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

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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 …

NW officials to Kitzhaber: Deny coal project permit

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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 of coal through the Columbia River and on to Asia. …

Study Tallies Economic Risks Of Oregon Coal Export Project

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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 project’s benefits might not be worth the risks of building …

Broad Scope for Longview Coal Terminal Evaluation Announced

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Broad Scope for Longview Coal Terminal Evaluation Announced Strong EIS will consider coal combustion in China, rail impacts in communities outside WA View this press release in PDF form. Contacts: Gayle Kiser, Landowners and Citizens for a Safe Community (Longview) 360-749-7029 Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Columbia Riverkeeper, 503-929-5950 Kimberly Larson, Power Past Coal, 206-388-8674 Krista Collard, Sierra Club, 614-622-9109 LONGVIEW, WA – …

Ambre’s Morrow Pacific Coal Export Project Faces New Hurdle, Water Quality Certification from State of Oregon

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For Immediate Release Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Contact: Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director, Columbia Riverkeeper, (503) 348-2436 Cesia Kearns, Senior Campaign Representative, Sierra Club, (503) 757-7546 Ambre’s Morrow Pacific Coal Export Project Faces New Hurdle, Water Quality Certification from State of Oregon PDF version available here. PORTLAND, OR—Today the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced Ambre Energy’s proposal to build Oregon’s first …

Coal and oil: A mix to fuel NW fears

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The masses that stormed the gates of Big Coal in 2013 are turning their fury on Big Oil as the new year opens and the Pacific Northwest considers a future as a massive pipeline on rails connecting the fossil-fuel deposits of Wyoming and North Dakota to the furnaces and factories of Asia. Tens of thousands of regional citizens testified at …

Goldman Sachs Sacks Coal Terminal Investment

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For Immediate Release January 8, 2013 Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners has sold off its remaining equity investment in Carrix, the parent company of Pacific International Terminals (PIT) and SSA Marine (they were 49% stakeholders).   PIT, SSA Marine and Peabody Energy have proposed a 48 million ton per year coal export terminal north of Bellingham, WA at Cherry Point.   If built, …

Montana officials should seek facts on coal exports

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Just who is Montana Attorney General Tim Fox working for anyway? Recently, he wrote to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Washington urging them NOT to study a proposed coal port’s impacts on Montana. The proposed Millenium Bulk Terminal at Longview, Washington, would ship about 48 million tons of Wyoming and Montana coal to Asia annually. …

Don’t Limit Coal Impact Study

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Attorneys general for the states of North Dakota and Montana have asked our Department of Ecology to limit the scope of its environmental impact statement on building a coal export terminal at Longview. The DOE should resist this pressure. The public comment period — which ended Nov. 18 — on those environmental effects the DOE should review generated more than …