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Corps halts review of Oregon coal export terminal

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to the Australian company that's trying to get coal from the Northern Rockies to a hungry Asian market.

September 15, 2014 2:44 pmLoading…
Cloud Peak taking more active role in coal debate: ‘We want it to be a factual discussion’

Cloud Peak taking more active role in coal debate: ‘We want it to be a factual discussion’

DECKER — The 300-foot dragline juts into southern Montana skyline like an industrial tower, a titan among giant equipment at Cloud Peak Energy’s Spring Creek Mine.

August 31, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Coal port developers ask for support in Pacific Northwest

Coal port developers ask for support in Pacific Northwest

Developers said Wednesday they are politically outmatched in their battle to build two coal ports in Washington state, and they’re begging for help from Montana industry.

April 02, 2014 5:36 pmLoading…
Companies seek to drop dueling lawsuits over mine

Companies seek to drop dueling lawsuits over mine

Two companies sought to drop their dueling lawsuits over a Montana coal mine on Wednesday after a deal to sell the mine stalled over financing troubles.

August 28, 2013 5:08 pmLoading…
Hearings in Portland, Hermiston on coal exports

Hearings in Portland, Hermiston on coal exports

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hundreds of people attended hearings Tuesday in Hermiston and Portland on a proposal for a coal transfer terminal on the Columbia River at Boardman.

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Hearings on coal transfer terminal at Oregon

Hearings on coal transfer terminal at Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Thousands of comments are expected to be received as Oregon regulators consider permits for a proposed terminal along the Columbia River to transfer coal from trains to barges for eventual shipment to Asia.

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Montana coal mine deal beset by financing problems

Montana coal mine deal beset by financing problems

More signs of problems have emerged with an Australian company's bid to take over a Montana coal mine, as court documents reveal Ambre Energy has been unable to come up with more than $70 million in cash to close on the deal.

July 05, 2013 2:33 pmLoading…
Oregon coal port gets key draft permit

Oregon coal port gets key draft permit

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — An Australian energy company has cleared a key hurdle for a terminal on the Oregon side of the Columbia River that would ship coal from the Great Plains to Asia.

May 31, 2013 7:23 pmLoading…
Montana considering loan to Australian coal exporter

Montana considering loan to Australian coal exporter

An Australian company seeking to take control of a Montana coal mine and boost exports to Asia is in discussions with state officials about a potential $10 million loan from an economic development trust, representatives of the state and Ambre Energy said Friday.

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Export coal deal stalls as companies renegotiate

Export coal deal stalls as companies renegotiate

A proposed deal on a Montana coal mine that supporters said would boost Asian exports of the fuel via the West Coast has stalled, according to court documents that show the companies involved are renegotiating terms of the sale.

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Australians eye coal-to-liquids plant

CASPER, Wyo. — A company with coal mining and export assets is considering building a coal-to-motor fuels plant in Wyoming.

April 03, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…
Groups to sue BNSF, others over coal in waterways

Groups to sue BNSF, others over coal in waterways

SEATTLE — Several conservation groups on Tuesday announced plans to sue Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and several top U.S. coal producers, claiming they spill coal into Washington state waterways in violation of federal law.

April 02, 2013 1:14 pmLoading…

Oregon coal export permit delayed; company expects to start on time

CASPER, Wyo. -- The company planning one of two Oregon terminals that could export Wyoming and Montana coal to Asia grudgingly agreed this week to a state suggestion that it seek a delay in a permit deadline for its project.

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Coal company rapped by research group

Coal company rapped by research group

An environmental research group says an Australian company seeking to ramp up U.S. coal shipments to Asia has financial problems that could hobble its export ambitions.

February 13, 2013 12:16 pmLoading…
Coal deal could boost exports; Montana layoffs stand

Coal deal could boost exports; Montana layoffs stand

A pair of coal companies have struck a deal on a disputed Montana mine that both sides said could boost Asian exports through the West Coast, but won't prevent up to 75 layoffs in the short term.

December 06, 2012 12:01 pmLoading…

Decker Coal Mine's future uncertain as layoffs loom

With dozens of workers set to be laid off early next year, a southeastern Montana coal mine faces an uncertain future as an internal ownership dispute and the impending loss of a key customer leaves roughly 90 more jobs hanging in the balance.

November 20, 2012 12:58 pmLoading…

Montana's Decker coal mine to lay off 75 workers

Up To 75 employees of Montana's Decker Coal Mine will be laid off from the surface mine near the Wyoming border in mid-January, managers said Friday.

November 16, 2012 6:23 pmLoading…
Ambre Energy countersues Cloud Peak over coal mine

Ambre Energy countersues Cloud Peak over coal mine

HELENA - The struggle over southeastern Montana's Decker coal mine has taken another turn with both co-owners trying to oust each other from the partnership.

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Letters signed to construct barges for coal export

PENDLETON, Ore. — Covered barges that will transport coal between two Oregon ports for shipment to Asia are closer to reality after the Morrow Pacific coal export project signed letters of intent with two Portland manufacturing firms.

July 28, 2012 7:02 pmLoading…

EPA wants full review of Oregon coal-export project

SEATTLE — The Environmental Protection Agency has weighed in on the first of several coal-export projects in the Northwest, telling the Army Corps of Engineers that it should thoroughly review the potential impacts of exporting large amounts of coal from Wyoming and Montana to Asia.

April 17, 2012 3:10 pmLoading…

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