coal trains http://www.kplu.org en Seattle Mulls Resolution Calling For Closer Scrutiny Of Oil Trains http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-mulls-resolution-calling-closer-scrutiny-oil-trains <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle is on its way to joining Spokane and Bellingham in demanding tougher scrutiny of oil trains traveling through the city.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A <a href="http://clerk.seattle.gov/public/meetingrecords/2014/plus20140304_3a.pdf" target="_blank">resolution that would restrict oil shipments until further review</a>&nbsp;has passed out of a city council committee, and is scheduled for a vote before the full council on Monday.</span></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 01:08:01 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 14435 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Mulls Resolution Calling For Closer Scrutiny Of Oil Trains Coal Issue Apparently Decisive in Whatcom County Council Races http://www.kplu.org/post/coal-issue-apparently-decisive-whatcom-county-council-races <p>Environmentalists are celebrating an apparent victory in Whatcom County where controversy over a proposed coal terminal seems to have tipped the balance of power.</p><p>Four candidates backed by the Seattle-based Washington Conservation Voters appear to be winning. They<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;are incumbents Ken Mann and Carl Weimer, and challengers Barry Buchanan and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rud</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Browne.</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:14:05 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10881 at http://www.kplu.org Coal Issue Apparently Decisive in Whatcom County Council Races Hearings Begin in Environmental Review of Longview Coal Terminal http://www.kplu.org/post/hearings-begin-environmental-review-longview-coal-terminal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scoping hearings begin tomorrow on </span><a href="http://www.ecy.wa.gov/geographic/millennium/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">a proposed coal export terminal in Longview, </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">near the Columbia River. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s one of two Washington terminals that would ship coal from the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming to Asia.</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:02:28 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10027 at http://www.kplu.org Hearings Begin in Environmental Review of Longview Coal Terminal Columbia River Tribes Oppose Plan for Coal Trains http://www.kplu.org/post/columbia-river-tribes-oppose-plan-coal-trains <p>With coal use in decline in the U.S., mining companies have found a steady revenue stream in overseas markets.</p><p>But to get it there requires a long journey by train and barge to export terminals along the Columbia River and in Puget Sound. That’s a problem, according to environmentalists and tribes who are calling for more impact studies.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:25:09 +0000 Will Robbins 9882 at http://www.kplu.org State Promising Extensive Review for Proposed Coal Exports http://www.kplu.org/post/state-promising-extensive-review-proposed-coal-exports <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Environmentalists are applauding the state Department of Ecology, which announced it will conduct an</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"> </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">extensive review of the proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point near Bellingham.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:40:25 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9491 at http://www.kplu.org State Promising Extensive Review for Proposed Coal Exports Officials Set 2-Year Study for Wash. Coal Trains http://www.kplu.org/post/officials-set-2-year-study-wash-coal-trains <p>The state Department of Ecology will undertake a 2-year statewide environmental study of exporting coal through a terminal north of Seattle, officials announced Wednesday.</p><p>Meanwhile, as previously announced, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Whatcom County will study the local impact of coal exports through the Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point, officials announced.</p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:31:34 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp & Manuel Valdes 9482 at http://www.kplu.org Officials Set 2-Year Study for Wash. Coal Trains Army Corps: No environmental study for Northwest coal terminals http://www.kplu.org/post/army-corps-no-environmental-study-northwest-coal-terminals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has dealt a big blow to environmental groups fighting proposed coal export terminals in the Northwest.</span></p><p>During testimony before Congress, an official with the agency said the Corps is not planning a broad environmental study on the impact of coal exports, meaning the proposed terminals' effects on climate change won’t be considered during the review process.</p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:52:33 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9094 at http://www.kplu.org Army Corps: No environmental study for Northwest coal terminals Governors' letter reignites NW coal exports debate http://www.kplu.org/post/governors-letter-reignites-nw-coal-exports-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The debate over proposed coal export terminals in the Northwest is heating up again after the governors of Washington and Oregon sent</span><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/132362091/Inslee-and-Kitzhaber-joint-letter-to-CEQ" style="line-height: 1.5;"> a letter </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to the White house on the issue.</span></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 01:07:55 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8164 at http://www.kplu.org Coal opponents outnumber proponents at Seattle hearing http://www.kplu.org/post/coal-opponents-outnumber-proponents-seattle-hearing <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">It was one of the biggest outpourings of environmental activism that Seattle has seen since the WTO protests more than a decade ago.</span></p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:24:24 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7360 at http://www.kplu.org Coal opponents outnumber proponents at Seattle hearing Crowds gearing up for Seattle hearing on Bellingham terminal http://www.kplu.org/post/crowds-gearing-seattle-hearing-bellingham-terminal <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 38px;">Seattle is bracing for a big hearing.</span></p><p style="line-height: 28px;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 38px;">Thousands of people are expected to turn out Thursday for a chance to testify about the <a href="http://cherrypointproposedcoalterminal.blogspot.com/">proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point</a>, north of Bellingham.</span></p><p style="line-height: 28px;"> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7348 at http://www.kplu.org Crowds gearing up for Seattle hearing on Bellingham terminal Big day in Bellingham for anti-coal activists and job seekers http://www.kplu.org/post/big-day-bellingham-anti-coal-activists-and-job-seekers <p>Environmental activists are gathering in Bellingham for a big <a href="http://action.sierraclub.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=260307.0&amp;dlv_id=0">rally tomorrow.</a> They’re trying to stop construction on a<a href="http://www.ecy.wa.gov/geographic/gatewaypacific/"> proposed shipping terminal at Cherry Point</a>. It would handle millions of tons of coal from western states, to be used as a power source in China.</p><p> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 00:27:19 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6857 at http://www.kplu.org Big day in Bellingham for anti-coal activists and job seekers New voices in debate over Northwest coal export terminals http://www.kplu.org/post/new-voices-debate-over-northwest-coal-export-terminals <p>More voices are chiming in on the debate over proposed coal terminals in the Northwest. A <a href="http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/News-by-Topic/Global-Warming/2012/07-31-12-US-Coal-Industry-Export-Plans-Carries-Heavy-Risk-for-Northwest-Communities-and-Nation.aspx">new report</a> adds sports fishermen and tribes to the opposition. It comes less than a week after proponents launched <a href="http://createnwjobs.com/">a campaign</a> touting the benefits coal exports could bring.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5819 at http://www.kplu.org New voices in debate over Northwest coal export terminals Seattle opposes coal-export ports http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-opposes-coal-export-ports <p>The Seattle City Council has unanimously passed a resolution opposing the development of coal-export terminals in Washington state over concerns about increased train traffic and potential harm to health and the environment.</p><div><p>Tuesday&#39;s vote comes as the federal government is reviewing the first of at least six port facilities proposed in Washington and Oregon to ship coal from the Powder River basin of Montana and Wyoming to thirsty markets in Asia.</p><p> Tue, 29 May 2012 21:55:41 +0000 The Associated Press 5128 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle opposes coal-export ports Seattle gearing up to oppose coal exports from northwest ports http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-gearing-oppose-coal-exports-northwest-ports <p>For some it&rsquo;s the next big source of high-wage jobs; for others, an environmental nightmare: At least 9 trains a day could soon rumble through Seattle, carrying coal to export terminals in Washington and Oregon.</p><p>Cities from Missoula, Mont., to Edmonds have passed resolutions that call the idea into question. Seattle is now poised to join them with <a href="http://clerk.seattle.gov/~scripts/nph-brs.exe?s1=&amp;s3=31379&amp;s2=&amp;s4=&amp;Sect4=AND&amp;l=20&amp;Sect5=RESNY&amp;Sect6=HITOFF&amp;d=RESF&amp;p=1&amp;u=%2F~public%2Fresny.htm&amp;r=1&amp;f=G">one of its own</a>.</p><p> Wed, 23 May 2012 21:51:30 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5077 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle gearing up to oppose coal exports from northwest ports Short-line railroad floats third coal export terminal proposal in Wash. http://www.kplu.org/post/short-line-railroad-floats-third-coal-export-terminal-proposal-wash <p>A short-line railroad is taking a hard look at opening a coal shipping terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor. This is the third location proposed by different developers in western Washington. It would export Rocky Mountain coal to Asia.</p><p>The corporate parent of the <a href="http://www.railamerica.com/RailServices/PSAP.aspx">Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad</a> proposes to redevelop a public port terminal in Hoquiam. The railroad anticipates coal exports would be its main business.</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:36:33 +0000 Tom Banse 2292 at http://www.kplu.org