Permit Approved for Coal Facility “Bigger than Seattle”

A broad coalition of conservation and clean energy groups, including Earthjustice, the Washington Environmental Council and The Sierra Club are trying to stop a permit to build a 416-acre coal export terminal on the Columbia River at Longview, WA. If allowed to move forward the permit will enable an Australian company, Ambre Energy, to unload coal sourced from Wyoming and Montana from railcars in Longview and load it onto ships bound for China. Coalition member Washington Environmental Council adds, “The coal shipped through this one facility would create more emissions than the entire city of Seattle and more than any single facility in the state. Is this the kind of future we want for our region? We need to decide – other coal companies are already lining up with their own proposals.”

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