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    Opposition to Coal Exports Continues in Pacific Northwest

    Opposition to Coal Exports Continues in Pacific Northwest

    Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead visited Longview, WA, yesterday to sell his dirty coal, but local community members did not roll out the red carpet. Instead, 60 Longview-area residents protested Gov. Mead’s visit, delivering a bucket of Powder River Basin coal that activists had gathered from the side of railroad tracks, spilled by coal trains. The […]

    U.S. Coal Exports Nearly Triple Over Last Decade

    U.S. Coal Exports Nearly Triple Over Last Decade

    Coal exports in the U.S. have nearly tripled since 2005, according to new data from the U.S. Energy and Information Administration. Export volumes set a monthly record in March 2013, before declining in the second half of the year. Domestic coal consumption is continuing to shrink in the U.S., where a combination of low natural […]

    GAO Report Confirms Coal Leasing Program ‘Out of Date,’ Costs Taxpayers Nearly $30B

    GAO Report Confirms Coal Leasing Program ‘Out of Date,’ Costs Taxpayers Nearly $30B

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released the result of its investigation into coal leasing practices at the Bureau of Land Management, which confirmed earlier reports that coal companies have taken advantage of a lax bidding process for leasing coal on publicly owned lands, resulting in nearly $30 billion in loss for U.S. taxpayers. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) echoed […]

    Goldman Sachs Sells Off Remaining Equity In Pacific Northwest Coal Export Terminal

    Goldman Sachs Sells Off Remaining Equity In Pacific Northwest Coal Export Terminal

    News broke yesterday that Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners sold off its remaining equity investment in Carrix, the parent company behind the colossal coal export terminal proposal north of Bellingham, WA, according to Rainforest Action Network. If built, the Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point would be the largest coal export terminal in North America and would mean […]

    Major Victory for Clean Water in Coal Export Battle

    Major Victory for Clean Water in Coal Export Battle

    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington denied a motion to dismiss, allowing the Clean Water Act case to proceed against BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) for coal contamination of U.S. waterways. The Sierra Club, Puget Soundkeeper, Columbia Riverkeeper, Spokane Riverkeeper, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Friends […]

    Coal Export Terminal Draws Resounding ‘No’ at Washington Hearing

    Coal Export Terminal Draws Resounding ‘No’ at Washington Hearing

    Power Past Coal Concerned Southwest Washington and Oregon residents gathered yesterday at the official scoping hearing for the proposed coal export terminal in Longview, WA. A vast majority of the almost 600 attendees at the hearing opposed the proposed coal terminal; 111 of 157 speakers at the hearing spoke about their concerns about the project. […]

    Coal Exports Face Unprecedented Opposition in the Pacific Northwest

    Coal Exports Face Unprecedented Opposition in the Pacific Northwest

    Spokane Riverkeeper By Bart Mihailovich Communities concerned about harmful coal mining and coal export are revving up again for hearings scheduled during the next month in Washington State. On Sept. 17, the first of five environmental impact “scoping” hearings was held in Longview, WA, for a proposed coal export facility in Longview. The Longview project […]

    Another Coal Export Terminal Abandoned as Market Declines

    Another Coal Export Terminal Abandoned as Market Declines

    Sierra Club A proposed coal export terminal at the Port of Corpus Christi, TX, has been canceled, according to documents posted on the port’s website. In 2011, Colorado-based New Elk Coal Company, LLC signed a five-year lease with the port to develop 18 acres of land for a coal export terminal. According to an email […]