Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan

Environment Oregon

PORTLAND – The Oregon Department of State Lands denied a permit for a coal export terminal in Boardman Monday. Environment Oregon Federal Global Warming Program Director Julian Boggs issued the following statement:

“Today represents yet another victory in the growing grassroots movement against fossil fuels. Oregonians don’t want tons of coal shipped down the Columbia River, through the lifeblood of our state; and we don’t want the Columbia to be a thruway in a coal company’s scheme to export global warming pollution to China.”

“For decades, dirty energy corporations have got their way. Today, Oregon stood up and said no, and that’s a testament to the hard work of all the fisherman, tribes, small businesses and grassroots activists who fought this export terminal.”