Climate and Clean Energy News and Commentary
A hearing on the proposal set for Friday before a regulatory panel was cancelled following accusations that the port backers concealed plans for a much larger project along the Columbia River north of Portland, Ore.
Protesters dressed in black gathered on the steps of the Cowlitz County Administration Building in Kelso, carrying signs blasting Millennium as "liars." They said they were worried the terminal would provide coal for China, pollution in Longview and profits for Australia-based Millennium.
The top line is this: The public overwhelmingly supports EPA in updating Clean Air Act standards and overwhelmingly opposes congressional efforts to block EPA. When it comes to clean air, the public trusts EPA far more than Congress.
A new study is the first to look at the major costs of coal from extraction to combustion. Those costs come from increased health care costs, deaths and injuries that result from mining and transporting coal, and the emissions generated during the coal's combustion.
Wind companies have poured more than $17 million in property taxes, fees and strategic investments into Sherman County, according to a recent assessment of wind's impact on the rural area.