Politics, environmental worries threaten new coal ports in the Northwest
WASHINGTON -- Growing environmental objections to exporting coal from Washington state and Oregon have begun to endanger the coal industry's hope to restore its flagging fortunes by shipping much more of the embattled fossil fuel to China and India.
Port officials this week dropped plans for a terminal in Coos Bay, Ore., just days after the governors of Oregon and Washington urged the White House to scrutinize the global impact of greenhouse gas emissions in Asia before approving exports from Northwest ports.
The Coos Bay cancellation follows last year's abandonment of a proposed coal... read more
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