Posts Tagged with "Oregon"

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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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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King Coal Ups The Ante In Oregon

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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King Coal Ups The Ante In Oregon

The reports of King Coal’s demise appear to be exaggerated. At least for now. After a year of fighting for coal export terminals proposals in Washington, coal companies are moving south into Oregon. Last week, it was announced that port officials at the Port of St. Helen’s, OR approved proposals to allow coal export terminals [...]

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Introducing: Coal Action Network Northwest

Friday, July 8, 2011

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Introducing: Coal Action Network Northwest

This post was written by Nick Engelfried and originally appeared on ItsGettingHotInHere.org. When some people think of solutions to the climate crisis, they picture wind turbines blowing in the breeze or solar panels on a rooftop. But for me, the best solution is a group of passionate people coming together to directly confront the biggest [...]

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In It To Win It: Stories from RAN’s Northwest Coal Summit

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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In It To Win It: Stories from RAN’s Northwest Coal Summit

Change comes from the bottom up. Ask Grace Lee Boggs. Ask Bill McKibben. And if you can go back in time, ask pre-2008 Barack Obama. That’s why RAN was both eager and proud to host a skill-share for Northwest coal activists who are intent on stopping the expansion of two proposed coal export terminals — [...]

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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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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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Transforming the Northwest into Dirty Coal’s New Corridor

Monday, January 10, 2011

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Transforming the Northwest into Dirty Coal’s New Corridor

The latest scheme by the Corporate Doomsday Machine (aka the fossil fuel industry) to plunder and ruin the earth for profit involves transforming the highways, waterways and railways of the Northwest into a transport corridor for coal. King Coal’s domestic options are soon going to be limited after Obama and Lisa Jackson drop the big [...]

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Cascadia Rising:Road Blockade Stops Logging In Oregon Forest

Thursday, July 9, 2009

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This week, a group of Cascadia Earth First!ers and Rising Tide members took action against the continued liquidation and destruction of Oregon’s Elliot State Forest. Using sky pods, bipods, road blockades, overturned cargo vans, lock downs and many other beautiful installations, the road to Umpcoos Ridge timber sale has been occupied, held and reclaimed for [...]

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