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Coal Exports

Coal Exports Are Dragging Down Indonesia's Economy -- Is the US Next?

Justin Guay | Posted 05.18.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

As U.S. companies eagerly eye the global coal market, especially China, what has happened to Indonesia's economy should be a cautionary tale. Coal has done little to improve the livelihoods of the communities where it operates.

Lynne Peeples

Coal-Hungry World Brings Tough Choices For Native Americans | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.06.2014 | Green

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Marquee Investor Backs Away from Coal Exports in the Northwest

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

One of the largest investment banks in the world has backed away from the Cherry Point coal export proposal in Washington. Earlier this week, financ...

#ClimateThanks: 5 Things I'm Thankful for this Year

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This Thanksgiving, people around the country are using the hashtag #ClimateThanks on Twitter to share who and what they're thankful for in the fight a...

The "Electrifying Movement" that Continues to Fight Coal Exports

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

There are a handful of decisions that are going to be made in the U.S. this decade that will be pivotal in the fate of our climate. The six proposed c...

PR Flack Caught on Tape Raises Ethical Problems for Coal Exports Campaign

Gabe Elsner | Posted 12.11.2013 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Edelman is one of many companies working to distort the facts and spin the energy debate on behalf of their fossil fuel industry clients.

"Everything is Connected" - The People vs. Coal Exports in the Northwest

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In recent days, there were new developments in the fight against Northwest coal exports that stopped me in my tracks. Last week, the news broke that t...

U.S. Coal Exports

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

It remains to be seen if the U.S. will phase out coal domestically and merely displace its harmful effects to developing economies, especially China and India, or phase it out altogether.

Lynne Peeples

Obama's Coal Contradiction | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.26.2013 | Green

Environmental experts who remain unimpressed with President Barack Obama's war-on-carbon rhetoric point to one key reason for concern that's off most ...

Tar Sands Coal Export Boom: Petcoke Exports Second Highest Ever in April

Steve Horn | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Although no coal production is actually taking place here, a filthy fuel with even more severe climate impacts than coal is leaving port bound for foreign power plants.

U.S. Coal Exports Causing Death in Europe

Justin Guay | Posted 08.14.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Co-authored by Lauri Myllyvirta Greenpeace International Increasing coal burning in Europe caused 2,000 additional premature deaths, with exports fro...

Speak Now Against the Day in Illinois: Fracking and Coal Rush Are National Crises

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

What happens in Illinois, doesn't stay in Illinois -- especially when you're dealing with the national ramifications of a combined fracking and coal mining rush unparalleled in recent memory.

Cheering Record Coal Exports, Illinois Gov. Quinn Joins Climate Deniers and Big Coal Mayhem

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Within hours of renowned climate scientists announcing a staggering milestone in carbon dioxide emissions, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn rolled out the booster wagons for Big Coal and celebrated his state's five-fold increase in record coal exports.

Protecting Northwest Communities from Coal Dust Pollution

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week, the Sierra Club, several Waterkeepers, and other allies in the Northwest filed legal action that put companies on notice for coal pollution...

Senators Call For Investigation Into Coal Export Sales

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2013 | Green

(Repeats to additional subscribers) WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Two top U.S. senators are calling for the Interior Department to inv...

Massive Crowds Turning Out to Oppose Coal Exports

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

"It's not our job in the Northwest to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a dying fossil fuel industry."That's what a former West Virginian, who now ...

India's Coal Illusion

Justin Guay | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Unless India thinks it can lock down a monopoly on the global market, good luck fueling that pipeline. Even Australia's grand plans to more than double its coal exports wouldn't put a dent in this import bill. Speaking of bills...

Debate Intensifies Over Northwest Coal Export

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 11.03.2012 | Green

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- The progressive college town of Bellingham, Wash., is known for its stunning scenery, access to the outdoors and eclectic mix of ...

Uniting Against Coal Exports in the Pacific Northwest

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 12.12.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We must all stand together to ensure that, just as we are reducing our coal use here in the US, we don't just export that coal -- and that pollution -- to other countries, devastating local Northwest communities in the process.

Coal Exports Make U.S. Cleaner, E.U. More Polluted

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green

* U.S. emissions predicted to fall as EU emissions rise in 2012 * German producers make 6.5 euro profit on coal burn, loss on gas ...

India To Get 9 Million Tons Of Appalachian Coal Annually

AP | By ROGER ALFORD | Posted 10.15.2012 | Green

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A private-sector agreement could help India avert future power outages by importing 9 million tons of coal a year from Kentuck...

Coal Foes Warn Of Northwest Rail Traffic Spike

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 09.11.2012 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A conservation group predicted that ambitious Asian export plans by U.S. coal mining companies could lead to a more than tenf...

Seattle City Council Opposes Coal-Export Ports

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday opposing the development of coal-export terminals in Washington stat...

Lynne Peeples

Pacific Northwest Coal Exports Could 'Poison' People From Wyoming To China, Warn Opponents | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.11.2012 | Green

"Black lung. Asthma. Cancer. Emphysema" -- masks marked with conditions often attributed to coal were scattered among the faces of a Portland, Ore., c...

RFK Jr.: 'Coal Is Crime'

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said Monday that a proposal to bring coal to Oregon and Washington state will lead ...