Opposition to coal is [...]
Ambition has become a scarce commodity at the top end of mining.
Projects are being been delayed, expansions shelved, exploration stalled, assets sold and expenditures deferred.
Nowhere is this thrown in sharper relief than at BHP Billiton, the world’s largest mining company, by a wide (if declining) margin.
The Melbourne-based giant released [...]
ILWU Local 10 Business Agent Derrick Muhammad speaks out against coal for health and economic reasons — and others were exploited to show ‘support’ in exchange for a free T-shirt and meal — in this news clip from KPIX titled ‘Oakland Residents Weigh In On Proposed Coal Train Terminal’:
Hundreds gathered in Monday night [...]
From the Contra Costa Times:
Longshore workers at the Port of Oakland are opposing a developer’s plan to ship coal to Asia through a new terminal at the old Army Base.
Members of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 and Local 34 voted to oppose the handling of coal at a new bulk maritime [...]
The official voice of the labor movement in the East Bay has come out against plans to export coal from Oakland. This morning, the Alameda Labor Council’s executive committee passed a resolution opposing the export of coal from the bulk commodity terminal planned for construction at the city’s former Army Base.
The resolution cites health [...]
Oakland shouldn’t become the dumping ground for dirty, low value cargoes rejected at other ports, union says. There are better cargoes for that location that will bring good waterfront jobs to Oakland
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 18, 2015) – Longshore workers and marine clerks who have moved cargo at the Ports of Oakland and [...]
Montana congressmen are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to disregard a request from the Lummi Tribe to abandon an environmental review of the proposed Gateway Pacific coal export terminal at Cherry Point in Bellingham, Washington.
The Lummi fish next to Cherry Point and argue the terminal would violate their treaty fishing rights.
The bad news continued for the coal industry on Wednesday as the California Assembly passed a bill that would require the states pension funds CalPers and CalSTRS to liquidate their investments in coal companies. The two public employee pension funds manage a combined $476 billion in assets.
Why Coal? According to the bill’s author and [...]
From the Indian Country Today Media Network:
As an indigenous nation with a government-to government relationship with the United States, the Lummi Nation’s opposition to the Gateway Pacific Terminal carries some weight. And supporters are stepping up their efforts on behalf of the project as the Army Corps of Engineers readies its decision on whether [...]
The Crow Tribe has struck a partnership with SSA Marine to develop a Puget Sound coal terminal in Washington state considered crucial to exporting Indian coal.
Cloud Peak Energy, which owns the Spring Creek Mine a few miles from Crow Reservation, is a 49 percent shareholder in the Gateway Pacific Terminal. The mining company is [...]
In an article titled ‘Arch Coal’s future gets darker,’ the Wall Street Journal reports:
The combined value of Arch and rivals Peabody Energy Corp. and Alpha Natural Resources Inc. is barely $400 million. Other miners have filed for bankruptcy protection, a fate likely to befall some more.
Big Coal is at once a faint shadow [...]
The possibility of coal shipments through a new $500 million shipping and logistics center in West Oakland is turning environmentalists against one of the city’s biggest real estate projects.
Shipping center operator Terminal Logistic Solutions has been in talks with four counties in Utah, which approved a $53 million investment in April to move materials [...]
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