DEQ issues permits for Oregon coal export terminal

DEQ issues permits for Oregon coal export terminal

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued air quality, water quality and stormwater construction permits for Morrow Pacific's proposed Coyote Island Terminal in Boardman.

Morrow Pacific plans to ship up to 8.8 million tons of coal per year from the Powder River mines of Wyoming and Montana by rail to Boardman in Eastern Oregon. Then the coal would be transfered onto barges to ship through the Columbia River Gorge to the Port of St. Helens. From there it would be put on oceangoing ships bound for Asia.

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