Washington Tribe Wants Feds To Halt Coal Project

Eric Shew News

LUMMI RESERVATION, Wash. — The Lummi Nation issued a letter Monday to the U.S. government seeking to end the project’s permitting process for a coal-shipping project encircled by their Puget Sound fishing grounds. In the letter, the Lummi tribal council calls on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to halt the review of a permit for the Gateway Pacific Terminal …

Northwest tribe calls for halt to coal project review

Eric Shew News

A recent request by the Lummi Nation to halt a federal permit review of the Gateway Pacific Terminal in Bellingham, Washington, sets an important legal marker in the debate over coal exports, according to legal observers and analysts. The tribe, in a Monday letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, asked the government to end its review of the …

Cherry Point coal terminal would harm salmon, Lummi way of life

Allison Roberts News

Someone once told me that anything can be accomplished if you just have enough time and money. But for many people and communities, including Lummi, currency is something far more valuable than a dollar bill. Salmon is our most important currency; it’s the lifeblood of our people and always has been. Our job is to ensure we have enough salmon …

Power Past Coal Stands with Lummi Nation

Allison Roberts News

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Lummi Nation today sent a formal request to the US Army Corps of Engineers asking that they deny a permit for the proposed Cherry Point coal export facility due to treaty rights. In response, Crina Hoyer, executive director of Bellingham’s RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, issued the following statement: “Power Past Coal stands with the Lummi …

Army Corps Stops Permitting Process for Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific Coal Export Terminal

Allison Roberts News

Today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will stop all permitting for Ambre Energy’s floundering Morrow Pacific coal export project along the Columbia River. Ambre needs Army Corps permits for an industrial coal dock in order to build and operate its proposed export terminal near Boardman, Ore. The federal agency’s decision to stop all permit reviews, including …

State of Oregon Rejects Critical Permit for Proposed Morrow Pacific Coal Export Terminal

Allison Roberts News

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) today rejected a vital permit for Ambre Energy’s proposed Morrow Pacific coal export project along the Columbia River. The historic decision deals a severe blow to Ambre Energy’s struggling proposal and marks the first time a Pacific Northwest state agency formally rejects a permit for one of the proposed coal …

Letter from the Chairman of the Lummi Nation

Allison Roberts News

To Those Assembled: For generations, tribal peoples have witnessed the impact of faceless ‘persons’ — corporations –on the lands, water, air, and human and environmental health. Though at times consulted, we have not been heard as a real voice in defending our traditional homeland territories. Instead, we have seen the degradation of our land and water, our traditional foods and medicines, and …

Federal judge orders Army Corps to release Ambre Energy coal terminal documents

Allison Roberts News

It will have taken nearly two years, but an environmental group will finally get the documents it wanted about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers review of a proposed Oregon coal export terminal. A federal judge on Thursday ordered the agency to produce more than 300 pages of documents sought by Columbia Riverkeeper about Ambre Energy’s planned terminal to send …

Struggling Ambre Energy Coal Export Terminal Dealt Another Blow

Allison Roberts News

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

Allison Roberts News

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 …