17 Jun '11, 5pm

[Blog Update] Coal Export Madness Spreading to Oregon

[Blog Update] 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 plants from having their lives extended, coal companies like Arch Coal, Ambre Energy and Peabody Energy are looking at Japan, China and India for new markets. These companies have already begun to seek permitting in the Washington ports of Bellingham and Longview and are facing stiff opposition. In the southern part of the state along the Columbia River at the port of Longview , public pressure caused Millennium Bulk Logistics (a combination of Ambre Energy and Arch Coal) to blink and withdraw their permitting. While Ambre has stated they will re-submit once an...

Full article: http://itsgettinghotinhere.org/2011/06/17/coal-export-mad...

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