It’s a victory for NW families that the DEQ has required that the impacts of Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific project be thoroughly reviewed under the Clean Water Act by requiring a 401 water permit. Ambre Energy has a long way to go before they can start shipping coal.
Is the glass half empty, or half full?
Major Cherry Point Stakeholder sells out!
Goldman Sachs Tower, at 30 Hudson Street, in Jersey City.
Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners has sold off its remaining equity investment in Carrix, the parent company of Pacific International Terminals (PIT) and SSA Marine (they were 49% stakeholders). PIT, SSA Marine and Peabody Energy have proposed a 48 million ton per year coal export terminal north of Bellingham, WA at Cherry Point. If built, it would be the largest coal export terminal in North America and would mean up to 18 coal trains traveling round-trip through local communities. The move comes after coal companies and their proponents have tabled or dropped three out of six proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest in the last two years. The new investor is Fernando Chico Pardo, a Mexican businessman.
Statement from Crina Hoyer, Executive Director of RE Sources for Sustainable Communities:
“Goldman Sachs’ stepping away from coal export is yet another sign from Wall Street that coal export is a losing investment. We already know that local Main Street businesses would feel the negative impacts from coal export, and communities across the region are saying no to this bad deal because of health, climate, environmental and economic impacts. We can do better than coal export both in Bellingham and the Northwest.”
VICTORY!: COAL DUST CASE ADVANCES AGAINST BNSF FOR U.S. CLEAN WATER ACT VIOLATIONS
Court gives green light for water pollution lawsuit to proceed, major implications for coal shipper... See report here.
The Tesoro proposal for a Vancouver Oil Terminal generated 31,000 comments before the 12-19-13 end of comment period.
Another One Bites The Dust: Kinder-Morgan drops plans for coal terminal at Port of St. Helens. Breathe a sigh of relief Portlanders! This terminal would have brought the most coal trains through the City of Roses.http://bit.ly/13AiXdI
- Oct 9 Vancouver Hearing on the Longview Terminal.
- Sept 21 350.org's national "Draw The Line" Day. and locally, Kathleen Dean Moore Talk and Workshops
- Sept 18 6:30PM Port of St Helens Rezone Hearing Clatskanie High School, Clatskanie, OR---
- Sept 17 Longview Hearing-coal terminal--aka Bulk Millennium Project.
Buses to Longview available--free--contact Laura- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sept 7 -3:00-5:00PM. Pre-Scoping Workshop. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park, Portland 97205. Learn to testify or present comments well -- about designing your comments & testimonies for the Longview coal export terminal scoping process.The Vancouver City Council is preparing a position on the oil terminal proposed by Tesoro Savage at the Port of Vancouver.
- Monday Nov 25 at City Hall at 6:30 PM on City Council took testimony on the oil terminal approved by the Port of Vancouver. Lots of red was there. No support for terminal in testimony -- all opposition!
- Nov 18 Ambre Energy’s proposed Millennium coal export terminal 90-day Hearing Comment Period Closed: A Washington state record was set with over 165,000 comments by tens of thousands of people concerned about coal export.