Coal Export Negotiations End

COOS BAY, Ore. — The Port of Coos Bay ended its efforts with a California company to export coal Tuesday. If the deal had gone through, it would have meant open cars of coal traveling right through Eugene. Port of Coos Bay representatives say they extended the deadline again and again, waiting for Metro Ports … Continue reading »

Coal Terminal Deal Falls Through

COOS BAY, Ore. — A proposal to build a coal export terminal in Coos Bay is now off the table. The Port of Coos Bay ended negotiations with California-based Metro Ports, Monday. The proposed terminal would have shipped up to 11 million tons of coal from the¬†Midwest¬†to Asia per year. The project would have required … Continue reading »

Coal Opponents Gaining Traction

EUGENE, Ore. — Groups fighting a proposed coal line through Eugene are starting to gain traction. No Coal Eugene held a meeting Thursday night at the University of Oregon. About 50 people watched a presentation. The group outlined how it plans to dismantle the coal rail line plans. The controversial proposal would bring coal through … Continue reading »

Coal Train Possible Through Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — City councilors heard from a panel at Monday night’s work session, on the possibility of a coal train running through Eugene. Reedsport mayor, a member of Climates Solutions, a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Executive Director of the Port of Coos Bay, all gave the council their take on … Continue reading »