The ECOreport reposts a story from the battle to reduce fossil fuel emissions, Oregon’s proposed Climate Test Legislation
Originally published on Clean Technica
By Steve Hanley
Donald Trump may be hell bent on dismantling any and all US climate change programs (the photo heading the Bureau of Land Management webpage is now a lump of coal. Ho, Ho, Ho!), but that hasn’t stopped America’s states and cities from rededicating themselves to fighting the tyrants of the fossil fuel industry. Some people just don’t think it’s right that large corporations are able to make our waterways and public lands toxic or the air we breathe a danger to human health. Radicals!
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The ECOreport reposts news of British Columbian Premier Christy Clark’s sudden about turn on US Coal imports
Editor’s note: For anyone aware of the Lower Mainland’s long struggle against British Columbia’s proposed coal port expansion, this reversal look like an incredibly Machiavellian election ploy.
Originally Published on Dogwood
BURNABY — After years of pressure from health professionals, climate experts, municipal governments and citizen groups including Dogwood BC, Premier Christy Clark has suddenly moved to ban American thermal coal exports through Lower Mainland ports.
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The ECOreport posts news that Oregon’s proposed Morrow Pacific coal export facility has been terminated, instead another 8 million tons of coal coming to BC.
Joint Press Release from Power Past Coal coalition
The backer of a proposed coal export terminal that would have brought as much as eight million tons of coal to Oregon on barges through the Columbia River Gorge has backed out of the project.
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The ECOreport reposts BC Community groups, local residents launch Federal Court challenge over coal transport
Originally Published on EcoJustice
A Port Metro Vancouver-issued permit to build a coal transfer facility on the Fraser River must be quashed on grounds of procedural fairness and failure to consider climate impacts, Ecojustice lawyers said today.
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By Roy L Hales
The coal terminals in BC’s Lower Mainland are being enlarged to handle a great deal more cargo. The capacity of Neptune Terminals, in North Vancouver, has doubled. Westshore Terminals, in Delta, has applied to make a $230 million “upgrade.” It has yet to be seen if a new coal terminal will go in at Fraser Surrey Docks. Just before Burnaby’s council passed a resolution showing their opposition to the proposal, Mayor Derek Corrigan commented that BC is turning into a Banana Republic.
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The ECOreport looks into the West Coast’s resistance to one of the dirtiest fossil fuels, Coal – America’s Unwanted Energy
By Roy L Hales
The EPA’s finalization of its carbon regulations and Goldman Sach’s consequent decision to sell its investment in the Gateway Pacific Terminal underline a very important fact. Aside from rooftop solar, whose potential contribution to the world’s energy mix is limited, there are not many clean energy sources in the world.
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