Oregon delays coal permit

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Oregon's Department of State Lands has put off a decision on coal shipments at the port of Morrow until Sept. 1.

The Morrow Pacific Project would allow coal to be taken by rail to a new Port of Morrow terminal. From there, it would be transferred to covered barges and shipped downriver to a facility at the Port of St. Helens and loaded onto ocean-going ships.

Liz Fuller, a spokeswoman for the project, said the DSL deadline delay doesn’t threaten the project’s timeline. Ambre hopes to complete the work, primarily, construction of a Port of Morrow dock, by late 2014.

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