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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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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 A coal train moves through Seattle en route to Vancouver, B.C. Efforts to bring coal terminals to Washington and Oregon have enlisted some lobbyists and public-relations firms long connected with environmental causes. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) Roger McClellan expresses discomfort with the way activists are using anecdotal evidence of…

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