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.
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.
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.
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.