Why on earth would anyone use a non-renewable resource (diesel and bunker fuel) to transport another non-renewable resource (coal) to a distant country? And degrade the environment all along the way in the process! You know the answer: it's to make big corporate profits for the Australian company Ambre Energy and Wyoming based Cloud Peak Energy.
Link to background article in Portland Mercury newspaper here.
Info on the lawsuit brought by concerned citizens here.
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The Lombard Overpass of the railroad cut that bisects St. John’s – from the Willamette River to the Columbia Slough – was the site of an August 18 demonstration, with over 75 activists protesting and educating people about the proposed transportation of coal through Oregon and Washington. With faces smudged in “safe soot” and carrying signs demanding the use of clean energy sources, the crowd engaged passersby both on foot and bike, as well as in car, many of whom were unaware of this toxic proposal.
Story and photos by Pete Shaw - Portland Occupier
Cascadia Chapter member Michael Meo at right with Green banner