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May 30, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Northwest coal exports

More extensive study needed It is extremely disappointing that the Army Corps of Engineers is intending to do only a limited study of the impacts of coal terminals in Oregon and Washington [“Group asks for big picture in Northwest coal-ports decision,” News, May 25]. Thousands of people gave their input on this very subject last November…

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0 Comments | Topics: Army Corps of Engineers, coal exports, coal industry

May 20, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Proposals to ship coal by train through Northwest ports

Keep the coal in the ground Roger McClellan expresses discomfort with the way activists are using anecdotal evidence of health impacts of coal dust to justify the coal-train protests. [“Let science, not conjecture, guide discussion of coal-train dangers,” Opinion, May 10.] As a climate scientist, I feel a similar sense of discomfort when I hear political activists…

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0 Comments | More in Environment | Topics: coal, coal industry, Coal trains

March 27, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Northwest governors ask Obama to review implications of coal export

Governors show commendable leadership Reading the newspaper does not usually inspire spontaneous cheering, but reading “2 governors wade into coal-export controversy” [NWTuesday, March 26] did just that. As one of countless citizens concerned about climate change, I agree that greenhouse-gas pollution connected with coal export needs a comprehensive evaluation. Other kinds of pollution, from burning coal…

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0 Comments | More in Barack Obama administration, Climate change, Environment | Topics: coal industry, Jay Inslee

March 3, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Local ‘Green’ strategists support coal-terminal proposals

Corporations benefit from developing countries The ironies concerning the coal-terminal proposal range from coal replacing ancestral Lummi burial grounds to it blowing back across the Pacific as instant karma [“ ‘Green’ strategists now back coal trains,” page one, Feb. 26]. This issue is parallel with the tobacco industry. American smoking continues to decline while corporate profits…

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0 Comments | More in Energy, Environment | Topics: coal, coal industry