Coal http://www.kplu.org en Whatcom County Council Races Attracting Big Money Over Coal http://www.kplu.org/post/whatcom-county-council-races-attracting-big-money-over-coal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An unprecedented amount of outside money has been pouring into local elections in Whatcom County to fund both sides of the fight stemming from the proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four of the county council's seven seats are up for grabs. And two political action groups have formed to try and tip the balance in the Gateway Pacific project north of Bellingham.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10648 at http://www.kplu.org Whatcom County Council Races Attracting Big Money Over Coal Obama's climate speech renews call for utilities to divest from coal http://www.kplu.org/post/obamas-climate-speech-renews-call-utilities-divest-coal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It’s the change we have been waiting for.” That’s the response from the Sierra Club to President Obama’s speech on climate change. A major part of his </span><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/climate-action-plan" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">action plan</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is new limits on carbon emissions from power plants.</span></p><p>The<a href="http://cascade.sierraclub.org/" target="_blank"> local chapter of the club</a> says even though no new policies will take effect for several years, utilities need to start adjusting now. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 18:22:11 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9175 at http://www.kplu.org Obama's climate speech renews call for utilities to divest from coal Puget Sound Energy target of 'Beyond Coal' campaign http://www.kplu.org/post/puget-sound-energy-target-beyond-coal-campaign <p>The Pacific Northwest has made headlines for its <a href="http://sierraclub.typepad.com/compass/2011/04/pacific-northwest-to-become-first-coal-free-region-in-united-states.html">efforts to become the first coal-free region</a> in the United States. Washington&rsquo;s<a href="http://www.transalta.com/communities/united-states/centralia"> last coal-fired power plant</a>, in Centralia, is scheduled to be shut down by 2025.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 17:50:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5276 at http://www.kplu.org Puget Sound Energy target of 'Beyond Coal' campaign Controversy continues over proposed coal export terminals http://www.kplu.org/post/controversy-continues-over-proposed-coal-export-terminals <p>Trainloads of coal from Montana and Wyoming will soon be shipped through Northwest ports to Asia, if Seattle&rsquo;s SSA Marine gets its way.</p><p>The company has filed several permit applications with Whatcom County.</p><p>At the same time, the County<a href="http://www.ecy.wa.gov/news/2012/076.html"> held a meeting in Bellingham</a>, aimed at helping anti-coal activists most effectively register their concerns.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 01:06:47 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4508 at http://www.kplu.org Controversy continues over proposed coal export terminals