Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Environmental Protection Agency has asked the Army Corps of Engineers to review the potential impacts of exporting coal from the Northwest.
A project at Port of Morrow in Oregon has “the potential to significantly impact human health and the environment,” the EPA said, so the corps should address overall impacts, including increases in greenhouse gas emissions, rail traffic and mining activity on public lands.
It’s one of at least six projects proposed in Oregon and Washington to ship coal to power-hungry markets in Asia. Projects are planned at Coos Bay and St. Helens in Oregon, and near Bellingham, Longview and Grays Harbor in Washington.
Read more at The Register Guard.
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