Oregon rejects Ambre Energy coal export permit

Oregon rejects Ambre Energy coal export permit

The Department of State Lands denied the Australia-based company of a key permit it needed for its proposed coal export terminal.

The state agency said despite a two-year review, Australia-based Ambre Energy hadn't done enough to analyze alternatives that would avoid harming tribal fisheries at the Port of Morrow in Boardman, where the company had proposed to build a dock to load coal onto barges.

The project, the state agency said in a press release, "is not consistent with the protection, conservation and best use of the state's water resources."

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