Posts Tagged ‘coal’

Music, conversation and celebration: 10/4 Hood River »

September 29th, 2017: [ October 4, 2017; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] CELEBRATE: Let’s raise a toast afterwards to the downfall of coal export! On Sept. 26, the State of Washington rejected the Millennium coal export terminal, which would have sent eight full coal trains through the Gorge every day. Many local voices, including the Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network, played a key role in stopping coal trains. Come celebrate with friends on 10/4 in Hood River!



A skyscraper of coal on the Columbia? »

September 15th, 2017: That’s what we’re looking at–16 mile-long coal trains every day barreling through neighborhoods, threatening air quality and public safety, and coal piled eight-stories high on the banks of the Columbia River. You can stop this cancer-causing, climate disaster coal export proposal! Submit your comment on the Shoreline Substantial Development and Conditional Use permits today to block Millennium’s dirty, dangerous coal export scheme!



Record Breaking Coal Comments: 169,000! »

July 27th, 2017: More than 169,000 public comments flooded the Washington Department of Ecology encouraging the agency to deny a water quality permit needed for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility in Longview.



One Million Voices: Taking a Stand Against Fossil Fuels »

May 10th, 2017: We hit a milestone today! ONE MILLION messages to protect the Pacific Northwest from oil and coal exports delivered today! The Washington State Government and the Ecology Department of Washington can take action and block fossil fuel exports!



Portland General Electric’s (PGE) Gas Plant Expansion Plans »

May 8th, 2017: PGE Will Suspend Its Permitting for New Fracked Gas Plants at Boardman: While this is a huge step in stopping new fracked gas power in the Northwest, the fight isn't over. For starters, we need a big showing at Monday's Public Utility Commission (PUC) hearing to ensure that the Commission rejects PGE’s plans to add more fracked gas to the energy grid.



Conservation Groups Intervene to Defend Washington State Against Coal Exporter’s Lawsuit »

March 7th, 2017: Columbia Riverkeeper, Washington Environmental Council, and Sierra Club took steps today to defend the Washington Department of Natural Resources against a high-profile lawsuit filed by backers of the nation’s largest coal export terminal. On February 2, 2017, Millennium Bulk Logistics and NW Alloys, a subsidiary of Alcoa, sued the Washington Department of Natural Resources after the department denied a key lease needed for Millennium to operate a proposed 44 million ton per year coal export terminal along the Columbia River.



Act Now: A permit to pollute? No thank you. »

November 16th, 2016: Proposed coal exporter Millennium Bulk Terminals won’t get the hint. Help us flood the Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with comments to protect our water from dirty coal export. Please submit your comment today!



BNSF Railway Required to Address Coal Train Pollution »

November 16th, 2016: "We are pleased that BNSF will seek to cover its dirty coal trains and clean up the pollution they've already spilled. It’s the simple solution.The railroad is not above the law." -Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director of Columbia Riverkeeper



Court Rules that Coal Dust Case Should Go to Trial »

October 27th, 2016: On Oct. 25, 2016, a federal judge decided that the citizens of Washington state will be able to present testimony about the environmental impact of coal dust from uncovered Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) coal trains on local waterways. The trial is scheduled to begin November 7 in Seattle. This is a win for those that work, live and recreate in the Columbia River, Puget Sound, Spokane River, and other Washington waterways that have been polluted by the dust of passing coal trains for decades.



Public hearing: block the largest proposed coal export project in the nation. »

October 5th, 2016: [ October 25, 2016; 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers just released their draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed coal export terminal. The comment period and public hearing are critical events. With your help, we can block the last remaining coal export terminal in the Pacific Northwest.