The state of Washington may have killed a controversial plan to build a coal export terminal on the Columbia River west of Longview.
Outgoing Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark said Tuesday he will reject a request by Millennium Bulk Terminals to sublease state-owned land that once housed an aluminum smelter.
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The Portland City Council has unanimously passed a first-in the country ban on new bulk fossil fuel storage facilities that commissioners hope will be replicated in other cities even as the incoming Trump administration signals its intent to dismantle federal climate change policies.
The new zoning ordinance bans new fossil fuel storage facilities in excess […]
Northwest Labor Press published this photo from the Standing Rock protest encampment with Isaiah Barnes of the Sioux nation, and Jamison Roberts and Steve Hunt of Vancouver ILWU Local 4.
Excerpts from Northwest Labor Press:
On Thanksgiving Day, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 4 put out a call for donations of cold […]
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”Otra maravilla que me permite mi trabajo”
”Another wonder that my job allows me to see”
— Worker narrating video as the Panama Canal mitigates flooding from Hurricane Otto
This is the spectacular moment all 14 doors of the Panama […]
Wind energy components being handled by members of ILWU Local 4 in Vancouver, WA.
Imported wind energy components are a growing opportunity for the Port of Vancouver USA and Port of Longview on the Columbia River and for Port of Olympia on the Salish Sea. The United States Congress extended the Production Tax Credit, which […]
Several hours after running aground in Skamokawa, Wash., the Nenita was refloated and towed back to Kalama for inspection and repairs. No injuries or contamination were reported.
From ‘Bulk carrier Nenita ran aground in Columbia river in USA’ in the Maritime Herald:
The bulk carrier Nenita ran aground in lower Columbia river near […]
From the East Oregonian:
After five years of planning and legal battles, a proposed coal dock at the Port of Morrow in Boardman has been dumped.
The Coyote Island Terminal, part of the controversial Morrow Pacific Project, would have shipped 8 million tons of coal per year down the Columbia River for export to Asia. […]
Maersk Line has partnered with the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to measure the environmental benefits of a US$125 million upgrade to 12 containerships.
The two ports are contributing jointly US$1 million to a real-time tracking system to pinpoint vessel emissions while ships birthed and at sea.
Maersk said the three-year data collection […]
Diesel emissions at the Port of Oakland have declined dramatically since 2005, the result of a concerted effort by the port to improve air quality in neighboring communities, port officials said Friday.
From 2005 to 2015, diesel emissions from trucks, ships, tugboats, trains and cargo handling equipment declined 76 percent, from 261 […]
The Olympian published the following opinion piece by Jared Smith, President of ILWU Local 4 in Vancouver, WA:
Jared Smith, ILWU Local 4 President
On this Labor Day, longshoremen look back on a summer that vindicated our opposition to America’s largest proposed oil-by-rail project. After a terrifying oil train derailment in Mosier, weeks of public […]
From the Wall Street Journal:
The Oakland City Council voted Monday to ban the handling and storage of coal and coke at the city’s terminals and bulk material facilities. The unanimous vote came after a long, packed city council meeting; advocates and opponents of the ban demonstrated outside. A second, largely procedural, vote is expected […]
The project, with 630 panels, is the fourth solar system at a port facility and is expected to double the output of the other three combined, port officials said.
A $341,000 solar energy system that’s expected to provide 70 percent of the power needed at the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal should be operational by […]
For the second time in two days, the California Senate approved a bill by Sen. Loni Hancock to block projects like the one that threatens to make Oakland the largest coal exporter on the West Coast.
Specifically, SB 1279 states that the California Transportation Commission will not allocate state funds for projects proposed after Jan. […]
”A train full of toxic crude oil derailing, burning, and exploding near homes, schools, and businesses is a worst fear realized for people who live in Mosier and in other communities along the tracks throughout the Gorge,” several lawmakers said in a joint statement. ”They deserve to know that the causes of this derailment […]
Fracking in protected areas near Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
Claiming that fracking poses “no significant impact” to the environment, Obama administration officials on May 27 finalized their plans to allow oil companies to resume offshore fracking and acidizing in California’s Santa Barbara Channel.
The announcement from the two agencies responsible for […]