Quantcast

Trump Admin Plans to Use West Coast Military Bases to Ship Coal, Natural Gas

Energy
Arkhip Vereshchagin / TASS / Getty Images

The Trump administration is considering using military bases to export coal and natural gas as a way to override state opposition to building private export terminals, Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke told the AP.


The AP reports that Washington and Oregon authorities have rejected six terminal proposals due to safety and public health concerns, and Zinke's home state of Montana is part of a lawsuit with five other states and a coal company suing Washington for denying permits to one project.

"I respect the state of Washington and Oregon and California," Zinke told the AP. "But also, it's in our interest for national security and our allies to make sure that they have access to affordable energy commodities."

For a deeper dive: AP

For more climate change and clean energy news, you can follow Climate Nexus on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for daily Hot News.

Related Articles Around the Web
From Your Site Articles

    EcoWatch Daily Newsletter

    By Jared Kaufman

    Eating a better diet has been linked with lower levels of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. But unfortunately 821 million people — about 1 in 9 worldwide — face hunger, and roughly 2 billion people worldwide are overweight or obese, according to the U.N. World Health Organization. In addition, food insecurity is associated with even higher health care costs in the U.S., particularly among older people. To help direct worldwide focus toward solving these issues, the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals call for the elimination of hunger, food insecurity and undernutrition by 2030.

    Read More Show Less
    Healthline

    Made from the freshly sprouted leaves of Triticum aestivum, wheatgrass is known for its nutrient-dense and powerful antioxidant properties.

    Read More Show Less
    Sponsored
    Golde Wallingford submitted this photo of "Pure Joy" to EcoWatch's first photo contest. Golde Wallingford

    EcoWatch is pleased to announce our third photo contest!

    Read More Show Less

    mevans / E+ / Getty Images

    The federal agency that manages the Great Barrier Reef issued an unprecedented statement that broke ranks with Australia's conservative government and called for urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Guardian.

    Read More Show Less

    A powerful earthquake struck near Athens, Greece and shook the capital city for 15 seconds on Friday, causing people to run into the streets to escape the threat of falling buildings, NBC News reported.

    Read More Show Less
    Sponsored
    U.S. government scientists concluded in a new report that last month was the hottest June on record. Angelo Juan Ramos / Flickr

    By Jessica Corbett

    As meteorologists warned Thursday that temperatures above 100°F are expected to impact two-thirds of the country this weekend, U.S. government scientists revealed that last month was the hottest June ever recorded — bolstering calls for radical global action on the climate emergency.

    Read More Show Less
    Rod Waddington / CC BY-SA 2.0

    By John R. Platt

    For years now conservationists have warned that many of Madagascar's iconic lemur species face the risk of extinction due to rampant deforestation, the illegal pet trade and the emerging market for the primates' meat.

    Yes, people eat lemurs, and the reasons they do aren't exactly what we might expect.

    Read More Show Less
    Pixnio

    By Rachael Link, MS, RD

    Many types of flour are commonly available on the shelves of your local supermarket.

    Read More Show Less