Thursday, May 09, 2013

Another Coal Export Project Bites the Dust

There may not be much coal exported to China after all.

The Oregonian:
"Terminal developer Kinder Morgan on Wednesday dropped its proposal to export coal to Asia from a Columbia River port near Clatskanie.

"The company's decision means three of the six coal export terminals originally proposed in Oregon and Washington have gone by the wayside. It also significantly reduces the potential for coal train traffic through Portland."
The company blamed it on logistics, not the protests, but of course they would say that, so who really knows.

If the other three proposals pull out, this would be a real victory for the many environmental groups here that have been opposing these.

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