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The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

California coal terminal not a legitimate use of Utah millions, groups say

From the Salt Lake Tribune:

Utah’s proposed $53 million investment in an Oakland, Calif., export terminal is a flagrant abuse of community-impact funds that not only violates federal and state law, but will also subsidize private coal mining corporations and out-of-state developers at the expense of Utah taxpayers and local governments.

That’s according to two […]

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Utah Attorney General gets request to stop funds for Oakland Export Terminal

Excerpts from the Moab Times:

In an Oct. 22 letter to Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes, Moab attorney Christina Sloan asserted that under state and federal law, Community Impact Fund Board (CIB)-funded projects must be public infrastructure or services that are open and available to the citizens.

The Utah Attorney General’s office confirmed that […]

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Long Beach City Council to hold public hearing Tuesday on port terminal expansion

From the Long Beach Press Telegram:

The City Council on Tuesday will hold a public hearing on two appeals of a recently approved environmental impact report for a terminal expansion at the Port of Long Beach.

In May, the Harbor Commission, which oversees operations at the port, certified Mitsubishi Cement Corp.’s environmental impact report on […]

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Environmental groups sue Port of Seattle over Shell oil fleet

A coalition of environmental groups sued the Port of Seattle on Monday to stop the lease of a terminal to Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Arctic oil drilling fleet, arguing a proper environmental review was never conducted, court records showed.

Earthjustice, along with other groups including the Sierra Club, filed the suit in a Washington state […]

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Environmental groups file appeal against Port of Long Beach’s decision to extend coal exporting agreements

Four environmental groups have filed an appeal against the Port of Long Beach’s recent decision to extend two export agreements involving coal and petroleum coke (petcoke).

One agreement, between POLB and the Metropolitan Stevedore Company (MSC), is a 20-year extension agreement that will permit MSC to continue exporting coal out of POLB. The second agreement, […]

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Whatcom County: Gateway Pacific cargo terminal needs new permit

Developers of the Gateway Pacific Terminal must apply for an entirely new shoreline permit if they want to build a facility capable of handling up to 54 million tons of cargo a year, including coal.

The decision from Whatcom County planners deals a setback to SSA Marine of Seattle, which proposes to build the terminal […]

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