Coal Train Blues

January 23, 2014

Friends of the Columbia Gorge, in coordination with partner groups in the Power Past Coal coalition and with the volunteer participation of Portland-based Johnny Cash tribute band Counterfeit Cash, released an online music video called “Coal Train Blues.” A melodic, visually rich, fun take on a serious issue, the video…

By Youtube

CoalTruth: I don’t recall

December 10, 2013


Washington Families Against Coal Trains

September 16, 2013

The Power Past Coal coalition launched an ad buy in advance of the public scoping hearings for the proposed terminal at Longview, WA. Rick Marshall, a Camas resident and one of the family members profiled in the Power Past Coal spot, says that he and his family understand the importance…

By Sierra Club & Power Past Coal

Coal dust spewing from train in B.C.

July 18, 2013


By Global BC

Demonstrators march to stop more coal trains from passing through city

February 22, 2013

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Get the Coal Energy Facts: Help Us Stop Coal Exports

February 14, 2013

Newly released video from Greenpeace breaks down Peabody, Arch, and Ambre’s plans to export publicly-owned coal and fuel the climate crisis. The video stars Alia Shawkat – best know as Maeby from Arrested Development.

By Greenpeace USA

Seattle: More coal trains would increase delays

November 7, 2012

SEATTLE (AP) – A new city of Seattle report finds that an increase in coal trains through the city would increase delays at railroad crossings and affect emergency response times. A proposed port near Bellingham plans to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming for export to Asia. The project could…

By KOMO News

Study: Coal trains through Seattle would snarl traffic, delay emergency crews

November 6, 2012

Coal trains through Seattle will snarl traffic and could delay police and fire crews in emergencies, a study commissioned by the Seattle Department of Transportation concluded. The study showed traffic at railroad crossings could be delayed by several hours each day if a mile-and-a-half-long coal trains are allowed to travel…

By king5

Paddle Past Coal! Columbia River Anti-Coal paddle

October 23, 2012

On Sat. 10/21/12, 20 kayakers from the cities of Longview, Columbia City, Rainer, Portland and Milwaukie paddled on the Columbia River from Mayger Dock to Port Westward. They kayaked through Bradbury Slough, a calm and protected part of the Columbia, separated from the main channel of the River by Crim’sIsland. Crim’s…

By Columbia Riverkeeper

Multnomah County, OR announces coal train study

September 11, 2012

Chair Jeff Cogen announces that he is directing the Multnomah County Health Department to conduct an immediate study on the health effects of coal on our communities and that he is directing the county’s Office of Emergency Management to study the impact of the additional trains in our neighborhoods on…

By MultCoPresents

Burning coal pile has neighbors concerned

August 20, 2012

A pile of coal that caught fire last week has a Lansing [Michigan] neighborhood concerned about their health. Now the Department of Environmental Quality and other agenies are stepping in to investigate. The yard is on Lansing’s north side at the Conrad Yelvington Distributors Transfer Yard off Martin Luther King…


Power Past Coal Rally with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and many other leaders

May 8, 2012

Over 600 gathered at the rally in Portland, OR on May 7th to hear speakers including: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman Waterkeeper Alliance, Chief Prosecuting Attorney for Hudson Riverkeeper; Paul Lumley, Executive Director Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, citizen of the Yakama Nation; Chair Jeff Cogen, Multnomah County; Hao Xin,…

By Columbia Riverkeeper

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s speech about dangers of coal

May 7, 2012

On Monday, May 7th, 2012, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spoke in Portland, OR to over 600 concerned citizens about the dangers of coal and coal export.

By The Oregonian

Musician Kris Orlowski speaks out against coal export

February 16, 2012

Musician and Bellingham native made this PSA with Climate Solutions to spread the word about the Power Past Coal campaign — and saying no to coal export and yes to a clean energy future. 

By Climate Solutions

Coal Export Threatens the Northwest

December 2, 2011

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…

By Columbia Riverkeeper

Coal is not the answer

November 11, 2011
By Sierra Club

Traces of coal found along Washington railways

November 11, 2011
By King 5 News

Controversy over Longview coal terminal

November 11, 2011
By King 5 News

Company builds roads for coal terminal without proper permit

November 11, 2011
By King 5 News

Coal dust from coal trains on film

November 11, 2011

Incredible video of a really long coal train, featured in a Stranger blog post, shows the dust blowing off the rail cars, esp. at the two minute mark. Really Long CN Coal Train in Thompson River Canyon @ Morris B.C.

By YouTube