Posts Tagged with "export"

Meet Ross Bhappu, The Money Behind Coal Export Proposals On the Columbia River

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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Meet Ross Bhappu, The Money Behind Coal Export Proposals On the Columbia River

This is a guest post by Joe Smyth of Greenpeace USA. You can follow him on Twitter at @joesmyth. The coal industry’s efforts to export huge amounts of taxpayer-owned coal from Montana and Wyoming to Asia has generated unprecedented opposition in the Pacific Northwest—tens of thousands of people have rallied, attended public hearings, and called on their [...]

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Coal Exports Action Moves To Stop Preventable Environmental Catastrophe

Thursday, August 9, 2012

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Coal Exports Action Moves To Stop Preventable Environmental Catastrophe

It is obvious Big Coal is on the ropes. This week, both Arch Coal and Alpha Natural Resources posted losses. St. Louis based Patriot Coal, mainly operating in Appalachia, filed for bankruptcy. In Appalachia and the interior West, front groups like the Friends of Coal stirred up miners and their families with so much hate [...]

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Bank Of America Smack Dab In The Middle Of Coal Exports Controversy

Monday, September 19, 2011

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Bank Of America Smack Dab In The Middle Of Coal Exports Controversy

Last week, Rainforest Action Network’s guerrilla projections team rolled around Seattle raising the profile of coal exports in the Pacific Northwest. Coal companies like Peabody Energy and Arch Coal are lobbying hard to build coal export terminals in Bellingham, WA and Longview, WA. And there are rumors that more such proposals will be popping up [...]

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Activists Shine A Light On Washington Coal Ports

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Activists Shine A Light On Washington Coal Ports

Holy Coal Hard Truth, Batman! This week, I’ve been riding around the streets of Seattle with a guerrilla projection team. We’ve been shining a massive Bat Signal-like light on iconic locations around town to get our message about coal exports out to Seattle’s citizens. For almost a year now, one of the biggest environmental stories [...]

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Welcome To The Port Of Poverty And Pollution

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Welcome To The Port Of Poverty And Pollution

The spirit of Seattle lives. A revolt is in motion in many parts of the country. It’s crossing issues and bringing together unlikely allies to challenge corporations and politicians acting against the needs of their citizens. In November 1999, RAN joined a diverse and lively global justice movement, which included environmentalists, labor, students, people of [...]

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