An Explainer: Coal Mine Cleanup and “Self-Bonds”

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Coal Black and White by W Silver used under CC BY 2.0 A Bloomberg analysis attributed the fall to new concerns about the financing of coal mine cleanups: Two U.S. coal companies, Peabody Energy Corp. and Arch Coal Inc., Here goes… What is mine reclamation?

Everything Oregon Legislators Need To Know About Stopping Climate Pollution

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You have seven minutes to tell Oregon legislators everything they need to know about stopping climate pollution. I used my time to make the following points: Oregon is not alone. Oregon could do the same. Feds to Investigate Coal Mine Cleanup Program. Quick!

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Listen In: Oregon’s Path to Making Polluters Pay

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Oregon Climate by Francis Eatherington used under CC BY-NC 2.0 Last week, the Oregon Legislature held an informational hearing on two climate pollution pricing bills (a cap-and-dividend bill and a limit pollution bill) …now what?

Massive Crowds Turning Out to Oppose Coal Exports - Compass

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This Sierra Clubbers DIY Car » Massive Crowds Turning Out to Oppose Coal Exports. " That's what a former West Virginian, who now lives in Oregon, told federal officials this week at one of the many recent blockbuster public hearings on coal exports. Coal-Director.

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Big Coal Profits Off Taxpayers While Pushing Exports that No One Wants

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Meanwhile, Big Coal is enabled by a complacent Bureau of Land Management, which is leasing out PRB coal at rock bottom prices to boost industry profits. No wonder why coal companies are rushing a number of proposals to expand their exporting operations up and down the Pacific Northwest.

Events: Oil Trains in Spokane, WA, and Sandpoint, ID

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Next week, I’ll be keynoting a pair community events in the Inland Northwest on oil trains and coal exports—a region facing an especially severe onslaught of rail traffic. What: “Coal Export, Oil Trains, and Solutions” When: Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

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Weekend Reading 3/13/15

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This is a big deal: the pristine Chuitna River in Alaska—home to a robust run of all five species of salmon—is under threat from a proposed coal strip mine. For context: if you’ve heard of the now-doomed Pebble Mine , this project is its equal, or worse. Clark.

Ambre Energy Bungles News of Its Own Demise

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Coal Train in Residential Neighborhood by Paul K. That’s 100% of the Decker coal mine in Montana, 50% of the Black Butte coal mine in Wyoming, 62% of the Millennium Bulk Terminals in Longview, WA, plus the Morrow-Pacific export project in Oregon, all for $18 million in cash.

A Month of Disappointments for Coal Exporters

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Miles-long coal train. It’s been a tumultuous month for proponents of massive coal export terminals in BC, Washington, and Oregon. On August 18 Oregon denied a key permit for Ambre Energy’s proposed Morrow Pacific export terminal on the Columbia River.

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Avian influenza H5N2 in the Mississippi and Pacific Flyways

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It is the same strain of avian influenza that has been confirmed in backyard and wild birds in Washington, Oregon and Idaho as part of the ongoing incident in the Pacific flyway. Wild birds, of course, play an important role in our understanding of avian viruses that affect domestic crops, [as canaries in the coal mine]([link] As it were. What is H5N2 Avian Influenza? H5N2 is a bird influenza virus that is making news.

Sightline Sues Obama Administration over Crude Oil Exports and Illegal Secrecy

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Related Stories Listen In: Oregon’s Path to Making Polluters Pay Events: Oil Trains in Spokane, WA, and Sandpoint, ID An Explainer: Coal Mine Cleanup and “Self-Bonds” Climate & Energy

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Ridley’s Coal Exports: A Terminal Illness?

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Coal Black and White by W Silver used under CC BY 2.0 The Ridley coal export terminal in Northern BC, which has been suffering through a dismal year of collapsing exports in the face of weak international prices, recently published its 2014 annual report on its website.

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Protecting Northwest Communities from Coal Dust Pollution

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Photo from a coal export public hearing. This week, the Sierra Club, several Waterkeepers, and other allies in the Northwest filed legal action that put companies on notice for coal pollution coming off of trains and polluting the region.

Record Low Bid a Sign of the End for Coal

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Yesterday was a harsh reminder of just how far the value of coal has fallen. The Kiewit coal company placed an extremely low bid of just 21 cents a ton to mine publicly-owned coal in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming, the biggest coal-mining region in North America. "We

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Do Coal Investors Really Care About Exports?

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Giant coal trains near North Antelope Rochelle Mine by Kimon Berlin used under CC BY-SA 2.0 Powder River Basin coal mining firm Cloud Peak saw a stock sell-off today after the company announced that it would be shipping a bit less coal this year than it had expected to.

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Stop Doing Business with Strategies 360

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The fossil fuel divestment movement has scored a string of successes across the country, convincing universities, cities, and philanthropies to dump their investments in coal and oil. Related Stories Ridley’s Coal Exports: A Terminal Illness?

Enormous Grassroots Response to Coal Export Plan in Washington.

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« Corruption Allegations, Monster Mine Madness, and the US Ex Im Bank | Main. | One-Sided Keystone XL Poll Tells the Story Big Oil Wants You To Hear » Enormous Grassroots Response to Coal Export Plan in Washington. Coal-Director. Compass.

Ambre’s Shaky Finances: Rebutting the Response

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Ambre] has 10 year contracts to supply up to 5 million tons of coal per year to two Korean power generating companies, Korea South-East Power and Korea Southern Power. As discussed in our report, Ambre’s FY 2012 financial report states that they have secured “10-year coal supply agreements” with the two Korean power companies. So Ambre may be happy to have found any overseas customer willing to buy its high-sodium coal. Gard Communications, the P.R.

Ambre Energy: Caveat Investor

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As domestic demand for coal has tumbled , the coal industry has grown increasingly desperate to shore up falling revenues by exporting coal to Asia. million on a failed coal project in Australia.

Visit the Tiny Town Where Big Coal Will Meet Its Fate | Mother Jones

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Visit the Tiny Town Where Big Coal Will Meet Its Fate. Courtesy Brett VandenHeuvel Last week Beijing saw its infamous smog thicken to unprecedented levels, driven largely by emissions from coal-fired power plants across China. whatever volume of coal we could export would find a market."

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Weekend Reading 4/4/14

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In this short video, Australian coal mining executives are leading the way with a frank acknowledgement of their industry’s relationship to climate change. On a final, happier note, check out this gorgeous photo essay from Jason Miner of 1000 Friends of Oregon: The Shared State.

What Ambre Says About Its Financial Collapse

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Coal protest, Rainforest Action Network, cc. Ambre will realize just $18 million from the sale, even though it claimed as recently as last fall that its North American coal assets were worth between $200 and 400 million.

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Weekend Reading 6/14/13

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Filmmakers in Montana are using Kickstarter to take on coal exports. I also stumbled upon this intriguing 2011 film, Empty Quarter , about southeast Oregon. The Motley Fool takes note of coal mining companies pouring cash into lobbying. Serena. I cannot. contain.

More Bad News for Ambre Energy

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The financial woes of would-be coal exporter Ambre Energy continue. Yesterday, in a blandly worded press release , the company made a bombshell announcement: Ambre had failed to secure financing to settle its lawsuit with its rival/partner Cloud Peak Energy, with which it co-owns the struggling Decker mine in southern Montana. Cloud Peak wanted to move forward with long-standing plans to shut down the mine, since it was losing money and costs were on the rise.

What’s Hiding in Ambre’s Financials?

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In the midst of a global downturn in coal markets, the firm is trying to move forward with two controversial coal export projects in Oregon and Washington , for which it will have to raise about a billion dollars in start-up capital from increasingly skittish investors. The company has been under intense public scrutiny during the public hearings on its Millennium coal terminal, and the the last public hearing just happens to be tomorrow.

Cargo bikes

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It’s been a hard few months for us fossil-fuel-addicted societies: calamity in the Gulf of Mexico; coal mining disasters in China, West Virginia, and Russia; still-frustrated attempts to win climate and clean-energy policies in Salem, Olympia, and Washington, DC.

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Gregoire Pushes for Ocean Acidification Action

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Of all the places on the planet, Washington and Oregon have been the first to see demonstrable harm from ocean acidification. Geoduck photo courtesy of flickr user USDAgov. Update: Outgoing governor Chris Gregoire this morning announced a $3.3

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Infants Versus Coal: You Decide

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Skip to navigation Advanced Search Document Actions Sections Front Page Daily News Daily Score Blog The Daily Score Special Series The Dirt on Coal 25 In a Series Infants Versus Coal: You Decide Posted by Eric de Place 01/14/2011 10:55 AM Where are Washingtons values? Meanwhile a sales tax exemption for out-of-state coal worth…you guessed it, $23.7 Coal mining is the reason mercury levels are so high in fish according to a chef on Martha Stweart the other day.

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Weekend Reading 3/11/11

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I love coal. Winters tells the story of his work in coal mining as a young man, and he gives us a good flavor of the industry, and whats wrong about it. I finally dug into "BCs Dark Dirty Secret: Big Coal and the Export of Global Warming Pollution," recently published by the Victoria-based Dogwood Initiative. I take this to be the go-to source for understanding the provinces surprisingly large coal industry. Oregon Rep. Skip to content.

Cooooooal Train! — Sightline Daily - Northwest News that Matters

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Skip to navigation Advanced Search Document Actions Sections Front Page Daily News Daily Score Blog The Daily Score Special Series The Dirt on Coal 22 In a Series Cooooooal Train! Posted by Clark Williams-Derry 12/10/2010 11:25 AM Why is an Australian energy company so eager to export coal to China through the Northwest? Have you heard the one about the Australian company that wanted to ship coal from Wyoming to China through Washington? Including coal.

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Cooooooal Train!

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Skip to navigation Advanced Search Document Actions Sections Front Page Daily News Daily Score Blog The Daily Score Special Series The Dirt on Coal 22 In a Series Cooooooal Train! Posted by Clark Williams-Derry 12/10/2010 11:25 AM Why is an Australian energy company so eager to export coal to China through the Northwest? Have you heard the one about the Australian company that wanted to ship coal from Wyoming to China through Washington? Including coal.

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