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Oregon allows Wyoming, Montana into coal hearing

Oregon allows Wyoming, Montana into coal hearing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state of Oregon is allowing Wyoming and Montana to participate in an appeal over a proposed coal terminal on the Columbia River.

December 17, 2014 2:45 pmLoading…
Oregon agency rejects Columbia River terminal for shipping Powder River Basin coal

Oregon agency rejects Columbia River terminal for shipping Powder River Basin coal

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon state regulators rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting millions of tons of American coal a year to Asia.

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Increasing Bakken oil trains prompt concern farther West

Increasing Bakken oil trains prompt concern farther West

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Residents along the scenic Columbia River are hoping to persuade regulators to reject plans for what would be the Pacific Northwest’s largest crude oil train terminal — the proposed destination for at least four trains a day, each more than a mile long.

May 26, 2014 1:47 pm 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…
Coal terminal review to include rail impacts in Montana, Wyoming

Coal terminal review to include rail impacts in Montana, Wyoming

SEATTLE — State and local regulators said this week that they’ll consider a sweeping environmental review of the effects of a proposed terminal along the Columbia River in Washington that would export millions of tons of coal to Asia.

February 15, 2014 12:15 pmLoading…

Columbia River spring chinook run up from last year

State, federal and tribal biologists predict an improved run of 227,000 spring chinook salmon will enter the Columbia River in 2014 headed for waters upstream of Bonneville Dam.

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Final hearing on Longview coal terminal

Final hearing on Longview coal terminal

TACOMA, Wash. — The fifth and final public hearing on the environmental impact statement for proposed coal export terminal at Longview was one more chance for environmental and business groups to face off Thursday at the Tacoma Convention Center.

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Columbia anglers tapping record run of salmon

Four lucky anglers found their way to the Ringold Springs boat launch in the pre-dawn darkness last week and used flashlights to find their fishing guide.

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Returning Columbia chinook may top 1 million

The Columbia River fall chinook run is booming as measured at Bonneville Dam, but the fish returning to the Snake River continue to face a thermal blockage at Lower Granite Dam.

September 16, 2013 4:40 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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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…
Bill contains $30 million to protect Missouri, Yellowstone, Columbia river headwaters

Bill contains $30 million to protect Missouri, Yellowstone, Columbia river headwaters

MISSOULA — Montana and Idaho rivers could see some federal upgrades if a U.S. Senate-passed bill makes it into law.

May 19, 2013 7:42 pmLoading…
Outlook bright for Columbia River fall chinook

Outlook bright for Columbia River fall chinook

Biologists are forecasting the best run of fall chinook salmon to the Columbia River in almost a decade with expectations for a record-high return of bright fish to central Washington.

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Spring chinook season on Columbia River looks bleak

There’s not likely to be much spring chinook salmon fishing in the lower Columbia River in April, no matter how Washington and Oregon structure the season.

January 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Barbless hooks now required for salmon, steelhead, cutthroat on Columbia River

Washington officials have had an itch for years to shift to barbless hooks for salmon and steelhead sport fishing in the Columbia River.

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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…
Maryhill Museum

Maryhill Museum

A collection of paintings lines the downstairs hallway leading to the new cafe and a terrace that overlooks the Columbia River at the Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Wash.

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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…
States seek federal help fighting mussel scourge

States seek federal help fighting mussel scourge

BOISE, Idaho — Regional energy planners for four Western states are asking Congress for help building a stronger line of defense against what some officials call an unfolding environmental disaster — an invasive mussel that is clogging Colorado River reservoirs like Lake Mead outside Las Veg…

July 10, 2012 6:01 pmLoading…

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