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Sportsmen Target Coal Exports

7/31/2012 // By Nic Callero

A new report released jointly by the National Wildlife Federation and the Association of Northwest Steelheaders says six port construction projects in Oregon and Washington that would expand U.S. coal exports to growing markets in Asia would bring serious consequences for […] Read more >

Coal trains have been involved in at least 5 wrecks this summer, causing damage and heartbreak around the country. (Photo: Ray Steup)

Two More Coal Train Wrecks — The Epidemic Continues

7/17/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

A slew of coal train derailments has put the industry on edge, but are they helping to cause the very problem that plagues them? Read more >

Coal spills out of a derailed train in Mesa, Washington. The crash sent 31 cars off the tracks and kicked off a bad week for the coal and railroad industries. (Photo courtesy of Tony Eveland)

Coal Train Derailments Lead to Tragedy

7/5/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

At least one bystander was killed during a week of havoc: Three coal train derailments in four days, with more on the way if Big Coal’s export plans go through. Read more >

Coal trains (like this one in Waterloo, Indiana in 2010) derail more often than you would think, and the consequences can be grim. (photo: Ray Steup)

Loaded Coal Train Derails Near Columbia River Gorge

7/3/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

30 rail cars filled with coal overturned in an accident in Washington, spilling their dirty fuel — but the industry would like you to believe that everything is peachy. Read more >

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Mr. Peabody’s Coal Train Has Hauled It Away…

6/27/2012 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

This week, Peabody Energy—the world’s biggest coal company—will be hauling away a massive taxpayer subsidy when they secure the rights to mine the North Porcupine Coal Tract in the Powder River Basin from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This […] Read more >

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Montana economic report pushes Big Coal’s agenda; ignores environmental, social and taxpayer costs

6/14/2012 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

Yesterday, the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) released a study of the potential economic impacts of developing the Otter Creek coal mine in southeastern Montana entitled, “The Impact of Otter Creek Coal Development on the Montana Economy.” […] Read more >

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Protecting the cultural and historic values of the Powder River Basin

6/12/2012 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

  Yesterday, in the beautiful Rosebud valley in southeastern Montana, hundreds gathered to celebrate and honor an important and sacred place, Deer Medicine Rocks, as a National Historic Landmark. Northern Cheyenne, Oglala Lakota, ranchers, historians, and others came to this […] Read more >

Wanapum dam and reservoir on the Columbia near Vantage, WA (Photo by Bryn Fluharty)

Coal Exports Compromise the Clean History of the Pacific Northwest

6/11/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

The wind whips around me as I gaze out at the Columbia River from high atop a bluff. The setting sun illuminates the red rock walls that soar up from the river in a soft red light. The air is […] Read more >

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Story from a Salmon Fishing Addict

5/16/2012 // By Nic Callero

Portland, Oregon is most well known for its bikes and its brews, and now quite possibly the quirky show Portlandia. Occasionally lost in the limelight of nude bicyclists, triple IPA’s and feminist bookstores is our amazing Chinook Salmon fishing. How […] Read more >

Moving Forward in the Fight Against Coal Export from the Pacific Northwest

5/1/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

What started as a low rumbling has turned into a roar of voices in opposition to the proposed coal export from the Power River Basin in Wyoming and Montana through a possible six terminals in Washington and Oregon. A diverse […] Read more >