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April 05, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Plunge to 18-Year Low

With less energy coming from coal last year and more coming from cheap natural gas, energy-related carbon emissions in the U.S. dropped to their lowest level since 1994, according to the Energy Information Administration.

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Filed under: Environment, Energy, Coal, Coal exports


March 04, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

A Columbia River Pilot's View Of Coal Exports

Columbia River pilot Anne McIntyre could find herself navigating bulk carriers laden with coal if coal export terminals are built along the river.

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Filed under: Environment, Coal exports


Feb. 26, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Video: Climb Aboard A Bulk Carrier With Columbia River Pilots

Climb aboard a 609-foot bulk carrier with me, EarthFix reporter Katie Campbell and Columbia River Pilot Capts. Anne McIntyre and Charles Dobbins. It's the kind of ship companies could use to transport U.S. coal to Asia – and in fact it has carried coal before.

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Filed under: Environment, Transportation, Coal exports


Dec. 17, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

How Much Energy Does The U.S. Export?

I found this report from the Energy Information Administration interesting in light of the coal and liquefied natural gas export proposals looming in the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Coal exports, LNG exports


Dec. 07, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Coal Export Critics Ask: What About Pollution From Trains And Barges?

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality fielded questions about coal exports from a room of about 800 people in Portland Thursday night. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Coal exports, Morrow Pacific Project


Dec. 06, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Santa Doles Out Coal At Anti-Export Rally

Around 800 people gathered in Portland last night for an Oregon Department Environmental Quality informational meeting on the Morrow Pacific coal export project. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Coal exports


Nov. 15, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Where U.S. Coal Exports Are Going

The Energy Information Administration just released new charts of which ports are exporting U.S. coal, and where that coal is going. About 75 percent of the coal exported from the U.S. is going to Europe and Asia. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Coal exports


Nov. 13, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Protesters Ask New Agency Head To Deny Coal Export Permit

Coal export opponents gathered at the Oregon Department of State Lands office in Salem today to ask the agency's new director to deny a key permit for the Morrow Pacific coal export project. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Coal exports, Oregon Department of State Lands


Sept. 04, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Coal Export Opponents Air TV Ad In Spokane

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Filed under: Energy, Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports, Coal exports, Sierra Club


July 31, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Fishermen Come Out Against Coal Exports

Last week, the sizable ranks of coal export supporters were revealed in an Earthfix poll and an industry-funded PR campaign. Today the ranks of coal export opponents grew to include thousands of anglers and outdoors enthusiasts in the National Wildlife Federation and Association of Northwest Steelheaders. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Transportation, Coal exports



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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