Posts Tagged with "Washington"

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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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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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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Proposed Coal Port Stirs Up Bellingham, WA

Friday, June 3, 2011

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Proposed Coal Port Stirs Up Bellingham, WA

Lots of attention is being focused on coal exports in the Northwest these days. In Cherry Point, WA, near Bellingham, the biggest coal company in the world, St. Louis-based Peabody Energy, has signed an agreement with the biggest port logistics company in the world, Seattle-based SSA Marine, to build another coal export terminal, the Gateway [...]

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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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