coal http://kuow.org en U.S. Ambassador To Canada Asks For Partnership In Combatting Climate Change http://kuow.org/post/us-ambassador-canada-asks-partnership-combatting-climate-change <p>David Hyde talks to columnist Vaughn Palmer about U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman's request for a partnership between the two countries in combating climate change. Plus, how the U.S. decision on coal-burning power plant affects the coal-port expansion and an update on the Victoria sewage plant. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:19:19 +0000 David Hyde & Amina Al-Sadi 35789 at http://kuow.org U.S. Ambassador To Canada Asks For Partnership In Combatting Climate Change Vancouver City Council Votes 5-2 To Oppose Northwest's Largest Oil Terminal http://kuow.org/post/vancouver-city-council-votes-5-2-oppose-northwests-largest-oil-terminal Hundreds gathered at the Hilton Vancouver Convention Center and stayed late into the night Monday for a Vancouver City Council hearing on a resolution opposing what would be the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail shipping facility.<p>More than 140 people signed up to testify at the hearing. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:15:06 +0000 Cassandra Profita 35763 at http://kuow.org Vancouver City Council Votes 5-2 To Oppose Northwest's Largest Oil Terminal Wyoming Governor Visits Washington To Promote Coal Exports http://kuow.org/post/wyoming-governor-visits-washington-promote-coal-exports LONGVIEW, Wash. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:14:58 +0000 Cassandra Profita 35762 at http://kuow.org Wyoming Governor Visits Washington To Promote Coal Exports Coal Might Be On The Outs, But It Used To Be King In The Pacific Northwest http://kuow.org/post/coal-might-be-outs-it-used-be-king-pacific-northwest <p></p><p>Marcie Sillman talks with Leonard Garfield, Museum of History and Industry's executive director, about coal's rich history in the Pacific Northwest. Wed, 28 May 2014 23:17:12 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 35387 at http://kuow.org Coal Might Be On The Outs, But It Used To Be King In The Pacific Northwest Yakama Nation Protests Coal Export Terminal http://kuow.org/post/yakama-nation-protests-coal-export-terminal BOARDMAN, Ore. -- Yakama Nation tribal members took to the Columbia River Tuesday to protest a proposed coal export facility in eastern Oregon. Wed, 21 May 2014 14:49:30 +0000 Courtney Flatt 34891 at http://kuow.org Yakama Nation Protests Coal Export Terminal Local Coal? A Mom And Pop Coal Mine Near Seattle Looks To Get Back To Work http://kuow.org/post/local-coal-mom-and-pop-coal-mine-near-seattle-looks-get-back-work BLACK DIAMOND, Wash. Fri, 16 May 2014 14:40:03 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 34572 at http://kuow.org Local Coal? A Mom And Pop Coal Mine Near Seattle Looks To Get Back To Work Students Urge Washington Schools To Stop Investing In Fossil Fuels http://kuow.org/post/students-urge-washington-schools-stop-investing-fossil-fuels <p>Steve Scher talks to Alex Lenferna, a graduate student at the University of Washington and leader of Divest UW, about his group's efforts to persuade the university to remove fossil fuels from its stock profile. Wed, 07 May 2014 22:05:40 +0000 Steve Scher & Cameron Drews 34119 at http://kuow.org Wall Street Giant Backs Away From Washington Coal Export Project http://kuow.org/post/wall-street-giant-backs-away-washington-coal-export-project A multinational banking giant is backing away from a proposal to build the West Coast’s biggest coal export project near Bellingham, Washington.<p>New York-based <a href="http://www.goldmansachs.com/what-we-do/investing-and-lending/direct-private-investing/equity-folder/gs-infrastructure-partners.html" title="">Goldman Sachs</a> has sold its stock back to the companies proposing to build the Gateway Pacific Terminal. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:39:37 +0000 David Steves 26715 at http://kuow.org Wall Street Giant Backs Away From Washington Coal Export Project Feds: Coal Companies Must Pay To Suppress Dust From Trains http://kuow.org/post/feds-coal-companies-must-pay-suppress-dust-trains <p>A federal board has ruled that the coal companies operating in the Powder River Basin have to take certain measures to reduce the amount of dust that is escaping from coal train cars. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:46:00 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 25871 at http://kuow.org Feds: Coal Companies Must Pay To Suppress Dust From Trains Northwest Tribe Opposes Coal Terminal, But How Hard Will They Fight It? http://kuow.org/post/northwest-tribe-opposes-coal-terminal-how-hard-will-they-fight-it <p></p><p></p><p>Dozens of crab pot buoys dot the waters around Lummi tribal member Jay Julius’ fishing boat as he points the bow towards Cherry Point – a spit of land that juts into northern Puget Sound near Bellingham, Wash. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:20:30 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 24870 at http://kuow.org Northwest Tribe Opposes Coal Terminal, But How Hard Will They Fight It? Coal Dust From Trains Adds To Pollution, New Research Finds http://kuow.org/post/coal-dust-trains-adds-pollution-new-research-finds <p></p><p>New research results suggest coal trains are contributing to the Northwest’s air pollution.</p><p>That’s according to the preliminary results of a University of Washington atmospheric and environmental scientist’s <a href="http://earthfix.info/communities/article/crowdfunding-coal-science/" title="">crowdfunded study</a>. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:08:06 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 23304 at http://kuow.org Coal Dust From Trains Adds To Pollution, New Research Finds Interest Groups Pour Money Into Whatcom Races Ahead Of Coal Terminal Decision http://kuow.org/post/interest-groups-pour-money-whatcom-races-ahead-coal-terminal-decision <p><strong><em>UPDATE: 10/18/13, 2:30 p.m. PT.</em></strong></p><p>This story does not reflect <a href="http://www.pdc.wa.gov/MvcQuerySystem/CommitteeData/contributions?param=U0FWSVdTIDIyNw====&amp;year=2013&amp;type=continuing">recent donations of approximately $150,000 made to a political action committee</a> that supports <a href="http://www.savewhatcom.org/candidates.html">Whatcom County Council candidates</a> believed to be sympathetic to the proposed coal terminal in Bellingham, Wash. Donations were made to Save Whatcom, a conservative PAC.</p><p><em><strong>Original Post:</strong></em></p><p>A relatively small county council election in Washington state’s far northwest corner could play a major role in the future of the US coal industry.</p><p>The Whatcom County council could end up casting the deciding votes to permit the controversial dock for the Gateway Pacific Terminal, which would transfer coal from trains onto ships bound for Asia. It would be the largest coal export terminal on the West Coast.</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:04:43 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 22184 at http://kuow.org Interest Groups Pour Money Into Whatcom Races Ahead Of Coal Terminal Decision Could China Coal Cuts Help Sink Proposed Wash. Coal Ports? http://kuow.org/post/could-china-coal-cuts-help-sink-proposed-wash-coal-ports <p>China plans to cut coal consumption in major northern cities including Beijing and Shanghai by 2017 to curb pollution. Could this impact demand for Wyoming coal and proposed (and controversial) coal export terminals in Washington state?&nbsp; Marcie Sillman talks it over with <a href="http://grist.org/author/david-roberts/">David Roberts</a> who writes for the Seattle-based environmental magazine, Grist. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:05:43 +0000 Marcie Sillman 20570 at http://kuow.org Could China Coal Cuts Help Sink Proposed Wash. Coal Ports? Seattle Mayor’s Coal Economics Study Released http://kuow.org/post/seattle-mayor-s-coal-economics-study-released <p></p><p>The results of an economic analysis of coal export impacts on Seattle have just been released, more than a month after they were handed over to Mayor Mike McGinn, who commissioned the report.</p><p>The report, titled <a href="http://mayormcginn.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/CAI-OED-Coal-Train-Economic-Impacts-FINAL-2013-0813.pdf" title="">City of Seattle Economic Analysis of Proposed Coal Train Operations</a>, cost $25,000. It was completed by Community Attributes and delivered to the mayor’s office on July 10.</p><p>But McGinn did not release the report to the public until The Seattle Times filed a public records request. Then the mayor posted the study to his blog on Friday afternoon, within nine minutes of giving a copy of the report to <a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2021647281_coaltrainsmcginnxml.html" title="">The Seattle Times</a>.</p><p>When asked about the delay on the July 10 report, McGinn told EarthFix and KUOW, “That wasn’t the final because my staff and others provided comments to them and they made substantial revisions after that.”</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:21:10 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 18963 at http://kuow.org Seattle Mayor’s Coal Economics Study Released Regulators Announce New Scrutiny Of Proposed Coal Export Terminal http://kuow.org/post/regulators-announce-new-scrutiny-proposed-coal-export-terminal <p>A proposal to build the West Coast’s biggest coal export terminal will face stiff environmental scrutiny.</p><p>On Wednesday a <a href="http://www.ecy.wa.gov/news/2013/197.html" title="">joint release</a> from the Washington Department of Ecology, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and Whatcom County, Wash., announced they will consider climate change, human health and the environment when it comes to a coal port near Bellingham, Wash. And they’ll look at the entire route from Western mines to coal-burning plants in Asia. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:29:42 +0000 Ashley Ahearn & David Steves 17728 at http://kuow.org Regulators Announce New Scrutiny Of Proposed Coal Export Terminal