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Vancouver barge company lands Columbia River coal transport deal

November 26, 2013 J

A company that plans to ship coal down the Columbia River has signed a letter of intent with Tidewater Barge Lines of Vancouver for transportation service. Tidewater would operate the tugs and barges needed to move the coal 218 miles from the Port of Morrow at Boardman to a terminal at Port Westward near Clatskanie. [...]

EPA sued over fish consumption in state

October 22, 2013 J

SEATTLE — A fight over how much fish people eat in Washington — and thus, how much toxic pollution they consume — is now in federal court. Conservation and commercial fishing groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, saying the agency has for too long let state officials underestimate fish consumption, resulting in [...]

TACOMA, Wash.: Big crowd at final coal terminal hearing at Tacoma

October 22, 2013 J

TACOMA, WASH. — A crowd estimated at 800 packed the fifth and final public hearing on a proposed coal export terminal at Longview, Wash., and once again red-shirted opponents outnumbered supporters. The News Tribune (http://is.gd/T0f291 ) estimated that only about 100 of those in the Tacoma crowd on Thursday night supported the plan to build a [...]

Protect our Ports NOW!

October 16, 2013 J,

Join us for the last public hearing to take a stand against job destroying regulations. Thursday, October 17th from 3:30-8:00 PM Tacoma Convention Center, 4th floor We’ll be hosting a free BBQ! (follow the blue banners!) You can enjoy a meal, meet with other supporters in the community, and ask questions before the hearing. RSVP [...]

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