Posts Tagged with "coal exports"

Uprising in Montana: Activists Take a Stand Against Coal Exports

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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Uprising in Montana: Activists Take a Stand Against Coal Exports

This post originally appeared on Alternet. It wasn’t as big as we’d hoped. These things never are, until, well, they are. It didn’t really matter though: Hundreds converged from across the country for the Coal Export Action and 23 participated in five days of civil disobedience in protest of the coal industry’s latest scheme to [...]

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Arch Coal Applies For Permit To Mine Otter Creek As Coal Export Action Continues

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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Arch Coal Applies For Permit To Mine Otter Creek As Coal Export Action Continues

via coalexportaction.org Last night the story broke that Arch Coal has officially applied for its permits to strip mine Otter Creek in southeast Montana. The Otter Creek Mine would turn the area into a massive coal mining operation with new roads, rail lines and polluted waterways, should Arch be granted the permits. Some details about [...]

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Coal Company Seeks Approval For Export Facility On Columbia River

Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Coal Company Seeks Approval For Export Facility On Columbia River

King Coal doesn’t give in so easy. Millennium Bulk Logistics, a subsidiary of Ambre Energy, announced today that it has re-filed paperwork seeking approval from Cowlitz County, WA to build a $600 million coal export terminal in Longview, WA. St. Louis-based Arch Coal, the second largest coal company in the United States, owns a 38 [...]

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Northwest Coal Feeling The Heat

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Northwest Coal Feeling The Heat

Things are getting hot in the Northwest. This past weekend, youth and radical activists took to the streets in what will become an increasing escalation of actions to stop western coal port expansion and exports. In Missoula, MT, Olympia, WA and Eugene and Portland, OR, activists associated with the Cascade Climate Network and Rising Tide [...]

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Coal Export Madness Spreading to Oregon

Friday, June 17, 2011

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Coal Export Madness Spreading to Oregon

Coal companies are bound and determined to get that dirty black rock out of the Powder River Basin and send it over to Asian markets to line their pockets. While the EPA is pressing for stricter regulations on coal plants and the anti-coal movement stops new coal-fired power plants from being built and existing coal [...]

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Northwest Coal Summit in Seattle, WA; June 24-27

Thursday, June 2, 2011

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Northwest Coal Summit in Seattle, WA; June 24-27

Coal is the topic on everyone’s minds. Greenpeace are taking over smokestacks in Chicago. People are marching on Blair Mountain. And Rainforest Action Network has no end in sight for its efforts to stop Wall Street’s bankrolling of Big Coal. Coal exports are the new fight brewing in the Pacific Northwest and Rainforest Action Network [...]

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More Coal Along the Columbia River

Friday, May 27, 2011

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This week the Port of Morrow Commission (located in Boardman, OR) announced that they had agreed to a lease with Salt Lake City based Ambre Energy for the construction of a new coal terminal on the Columbia River. The terminal will be used to upload Powder River Basin coal to barges to be shipped down [...]

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Washington Youth Say “No” to Coal Exports on Earth Day

Friday, April 22, 2011

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Washington Youth Say “No” to Coal Exports on Earth Day

The nationwide mobilization to stop the export of dirty energy from America to overseas markets is gaining momentum. Today in Olympia, WA, Evergreen University students celebrated Earth Day by delivering over 7,000 petition signatures gathered by Rainforest Action Network and Washington PIRG to WA Gov. Chris Gregoire’s office in the capitol. The petition calls on [...]

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Score: Three to Zip in Bad Day for Dirty Energy

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Score: Three to Zip in Bad Day for Dirty Energy

Amidst a horrific week of news about Japan, there was some truly good news yesterday in the fight to keep dirty coal and oil out of our air, water and atmosphere. Ambre Energy was foiled in its effort to open a coal export terminal on the coast of the Pacific Northwest; TransCanada was delayed in [...]

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A Coal Free Northwest? Far from a Done Deal

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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A Coal Free Northwest? Far from a Done Deal

This weekend, Alberta-based utility company TransAlta, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire, and a coalition of environmental groups announced an agreement had been reached to stop burning coal at the Centralia power plant. The Centralia plant is the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions in Washington, responsible for 10% of the state’s emissions. It puts out [...]

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