The Sierra Club is bringing its anti-coal campaign to Spokane Thursday, urging local residents to oppose terminals at Washington seaports that would ship coal to Asia.
Coal producers are seeking permits to build terminals near Bellingham and Longview to ship up to 130 million tons of coal mined in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin to China, [...]
A Longview City Councilman is calling out his council peers for sending a letter to the governor asking the state to place a high priority on cleaning up the polluted Reynolds Metals site, saying the letter was motivated by a desire to block a proposed coal export terminal.
Councilman Chuck Wallace questioned why the letter [...]
Vancouver and Longview citizens groups announced Tuesday they will sue the owner of a proposed coal dock in West Longview, contending that Millennium Bulk Terminals is violating the federal Clean Water Act by handling coal without a permit.
An attorney representing the two groups said he will file a federal suit within 60 days to [...]
Coos Bay might see coal exports, but not from the general-purpose cargo terminal the port would like to build, Oregon International Port of Coos Bay CEO Jeff Bishop told the Port’s commissioners Thursday night.
Coal exports would bring too many ships for the cargo terminal to handle, he said. ‘If any coal terminal is developed [...]
Port of St. Helens, on the Columbia River.
Legal documents indicate the Port of St. Helens is talking with a coal export terminal developer, the first sign that Oregon could be in the mix to export coal to meet ever-growing Asian demand.
Also in the game: Port of Morrow, near Boardman. It recently [...]
The following opinion was published in the East Oregonian. It was written by Jeff and Colleen Blackwood.
The Port of Morrow recently announced the signing of a lease with Ambre Energy North America, an Australian-based company leasing a terminal to transfer coal from rail shipments to barges. The coal will be coming from Wyoming, and [...]
Ambre Energy's U.S. unit, Millennium Bulk Terminals, is located on the former Chinook Ventures site in Longview, WA, seen on the left. Ambre's subsidiary, Coyote Island Terminal, plans to ship coal from upriver at the Port of Morrow, near Boardman, OR.
The Port of Morrow Commission has approved a one-year lease option with Coyote [...]
In an article titled “Shipping coal to China: A big export terminal north of Bellingham?” The Seattle PI reported yesterday on the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal:
About 350 people showed up Wednesday for a debate before Bellingham City Club. They heard eloquent, at times acrimonious, debate on an issue that could impact a local environment [...]
Two companies are pushing to make Washington a major player in the international coal trade. One has sought to ship up to 60 million tons of coal a year from refurbished docks near the Columbia River’s mouth. The other plans to build a major shipping terminal near Bellingham, and has a contract [...]
Environmental groups claimed a victory Tuesday when a unit of Australia-based Ambre Energy Ltd announced it withdrew its permit application for a proposed export terminal to ship coal mined in Montana and Wyoming to Asia via the Columbia River port of Longview, Washington.
Millennium Bulk Terminals LLC’s withdrawal follows months of protests by citizens opposed [...]