Coal Export News Archives

NW Coal Exports: A Threat to Health and Safety (factsheet, 10/15/14)

Army Corps Stops Permitting Process for Ambre Energy's Morrow Pacific Coal Export Terminal (9/15/14)

Big Coal's Plans for the Pacific Northwest Take a Major Hit (8/19/14)

A Victory for Public Health and Our Climate! (8/18/14)

Sierra Club Sues for Review of DEQ's Coal Export Permit for Coyote Island (7/22/14)

Coalition of Community Health Clinics Oppose Coal Exports (7/18/14)

Columbia River Gorge Commission Resolution to Protect the Columbia River Gorge from Coal and Oil Transport (7/17/14)

Environmental Justice Task Force Letter to Governor Kitzhaber (3/31/14)

Power Past Coal Launches Ad Campaign Urging Governor Kitzhaber to Protect Health by Rejecting Coal Exports (3/25/14)

People's Hearing on Coal Exports at Pioneer Square (3/8/14)

Are Coal Trains Degrading the Air We Breath? The Answer is Yes. (3/3/14)

Oregon PSR Brings Together Oregon and Washington Physicians to Comment on the Proposed Millennium Bulk Terminal Project in Longview, WA (11/17/13)

Statement of the Yakama Nation Regarding Coal Export Issues (11/18/13)

Comments from The Mazamas on Proposed Millennium Bulk Terminal Project (11/18/13)

Comments from the City of Mosier on Proposed Millennium Bulk Terminal Project (11/13/13)

Comments from the City of Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy on Proposed Millennium Bulk Terminal Project (11/8/13)

Resolution to Oppose Coal Transport by the City Council of Beaverton (Beaverton City Council Resolution #4182, 6/18/13)

Resolution from the Portland City Council on Coal Exports and Health Impact Assessment (Portland City Council Resolution #36962, 10/4/12)

Resolution from the Portland City Council Opposing Coal Trains (Portland City Council Resolution #36959, 9/19/13)

Oregon PSR and Partners Petition Army Corps to Undertake Area-Wide Environmental Impact Statement on All Proposed Coal Export Terminals in Washington and Oregon (5/22/13)

Kinder Morgan Decision: A Victory for Public Health (5/8/2013)

Resolution from the City of Scappoose Regarding the Kinder-Morgan Coal Export Project for Port Westward (Scappoose City Council Resolution #13-03, 5/6/13)

Presbytery of the Cascades Expresses Concern Regarding Expansion of Coal Export (3/15/13)

Resolution to Oppose Coal Transport by the City Council of Eugene (Eugene City Council Resolution #5065, 10/24/12)

Resolution to Oppose Coal Transport by the City Council of Milwaukie (Milwaukie City Council Resolution #55-2012, 10/22/12)

Announcement from Multnomah County Chair and the Multnomah County Health Department Regarding Health Impacts of Coal Trains through Multnomah County (9/10/12)

Read more about Multnomah County studying the health risks of coal (9/10/12, Bonnie Stewart,OPB's EarthFix), and view video of Jeff Cogen's announcement.

Read about Portland City Council Commissioner Amanda Fritz's coal export resolution (9/11/12, Scott Learn, The Oregonian).

Read Toxic Coal Blues, an article about opposition to plans to ship coal through Portland (8/22/12, Mindy Cooper, The Portland Observer)

Download the press release for our July 19th, 2012 press conference

Read the April 26th, 2012 news release from our partners in the Power Past Coal Coalition.

Watch this fascinating three-minute video highlighting plans to export dirty US coal to Asia. Local voices from Longview, Bellingham, Hood River, and Portland share how coal trains and terminals will harm their communities.