DEQ coal hearing to draw hundreds of opponents

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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Opponents of a proposed Columbia River coal export terminal expect several hundred people to protest during permit hearings before the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

The DEQ in early November announced it would hold three public meetings — in Boardman Tuesday, Clatskanie on Wednesday, and Portland on Thursday — to take questions on permit applications submitted from Australian coal company Ambre Energy for its Morrow Pacific export terminal proposal for the Port of Morrow in Boardman.

Power Past Coal, an opposition coalition that includes the environmental groups such as the Sierra Club, on Monday said they expect "several hundred"to speak against the project in Clatskanie on Wednesday and as many as 500 in Portland on Thursday.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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