Recent Coal Export Trends: Quarter 3 2011

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A look at the US EIA’s latest quarterly report of coal exports in Western Custom Districts. It looks like 2011 might be a coal export boom for the West, but even recent increases are virtually nothing compared to the proposals at Cherry Point. Read more and see the charts.

Coalition Appeals Dredging Permit for Coos Bay that Would Pave Way for Coal Export

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A coalition of local residents, grassroots environmental and clean-energy groups appealed the dredging permit in part due to concerns about the harmful impacts on Coos Bay waterways that serve as salmon and oyster habitat that in turn support commercial and recreational fisheries. The permit authorizes the single largest dredging project in an estuary the state has ever approved. Oregonians are …

Guest Opinion: Are coal-carrying trains a sign of progress?

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Washington has a long and proud history of economic innovation. Our state is known for technological advances that change the world. As members of Washington’s business community, we know how valuable are our region’s high quality of life, healthy business environment and stellar reputation as a technology driver to growing existing businesses and attracting new businesses to the region. And …

Coal Export Threatens the Northwest

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Compelling three-minute video highlights plans to export dirty U.S. coal to Asia.  Local voices from Longview, Bellingham, Hood River, and Portland share how coal trains and terminals will harm their communities.  The video captures the filth of coal and the shine of those who know we can do better.  Columbia Riverkeeper teamed with Balance Media to produce the video. Photo …

Guest Editorial: Exporting Montana coal doesn’t fuel prosperity, March 17, 2011

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America is moving away from coal. As we have started using energy more efficiently (such as with compact fluorescent light bulbs and more building insulation) and to use cleaner sources of energy (such as wind power), our demand for coal has started to decline. Read the full story here. By ED GULICK, Chair of the Billings-based Northern Plains Resource Council. …