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Coal Export Opponents Dominate Vancouver Hearing

Dec. 13, 2012 2:21 a.m.

About 700 people gathered Wednesday night to comment on a coal export terminal that could be built near Bellingham, Wash.

Environment | Energy

Coal Export Company Faces Financial Challenge

Feb. 13, 2013 9 a.m.

A Seattle think tank is questioning the financial stability of an Australian company that wants to build two controversial coal exports terminals in Oregon and Washington.

Coal Export Opponents Dominate Vancouver Hearing

Dec. 13, 2012 11:55 p.m.

About 700 people gathered Wednesday night in Vancouver to comment on a coal export terminal that could be built near Bellingham, Wash. Opponents to coal exports outnumbered supporters.

Environment | Energy

Study Tallies Economic Risks Of Oregon Coal Export Project

March 21, 2014 12:12 a.m.

A study released by coal export opponents claims a project on the Columbia River carries more than $2 billion in environmental and economic risks.

Environment | Communities

Longview Coal Export Project Hearing Draws A Thousand People

Oct. 10, 2013 12:32 a.m.

About a thousand people turned out for a six-hour hearing on the Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export project Wednesday.

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Regulators Deny Permit For Export Coal Dock

Aug. 20, 2014 7:45 p.m.

We'll discuss the decision not to issue a permit to build a coal export dock in Boardman.

EarthFix Special: Coal

June 14, 2013 7:47 p.m.

Wednesday at 10 p.m. A look at the complex issues surrounding the question of whether or not to build coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest. Photo: Katie Campbell

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A Coos Bay Update: Coal & LNG

April 18, 2012 4:06 p.m.

The company that wants to build a natural gas export terminal and pipeline in Coos Bay got a big setback this week. Federal regulators ruled they'll have to start over with the process for permitting the pipeline. Meanwhile, the Port of Coos Bay has been working on a different energy project: exporting coal from the area. The names of the coal companies had not been made public, but Earthfix reporters have now discovered at least two of the companies involved. We'll find out the latest developments in both the LNG and coal export efforts with OPB Earthfix reporter Amelia Templeton.

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The Top Environmental Stories of 2011

Dec. 19, 2011 5:40 p.m.

 A lot of the biggest Northwest environmental stories surrounded energy issues.  Coal plants in Centralia, WA, and Boardman, OR both faced pressure to close their doors sooner than planned. Those closures come at the same time that Longview, WA and Bellingham, WA proposed coal export terminals to ship the resource to China. Idaho joined in on the national push toward "fracking" for natural gas. And the federal decision to postpone the Keystone XL oil pipeline has raised the question of whether we'll see more oil tankers in NW waters as companies look for other routes to carry oil to China. The national Solyndra controversy raised questions about the certainty of investments in the local renewable energy industry. The wind and hydroelectric industries tried to work out the kinks of how to deal with the times when too much energy gets generated by both sources. And the Japanese tsunami that led to the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis and cleanup has raised quesitons everywhere about the safety of nuclear energy.

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Coal Would Bring More Rail Traffic To Northwest

April 5, 2013 7:45 p.m.

The EarthFix team has been looking into the many ways that proposed coal terminals would affect the lives and livelihoods of people in the Northwest. Reporter Bonnie Stewart's latest investigative piece focuses on what it would take for Northwest railways to be ready to accommodate new trains carrying coal to the proposed terminals.

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Environmental Update On Oil Trains, Coal & More

May 20, 2014 7:15 p.m.

We'll round-up some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.

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Environmental Update on Chemicals and Colony Collapse Disorder

Aug. 11, 2014 7:06 p.m.

We'll talk with EarthFix reporter Cassandra Profita about the return of PCBs, colony collapse disorder, and more.

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