Study Shows Oregon’s Energy Sources

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study says that Oregon is receiving a significant amount of its power from five of the nation’s dirtiest power plants. Environment Oregon Research and PolicyCenter looked at the top 100 power plants that emit the most carbon pollution in the nation – five of which supply power to Oregon. Environment … Continue reading »

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 »

Experts to Discuss Coal Train Issue

EUGENE, Ore. — The city council is also using a work session Monday evening as a way to gather more information on the coal train issue. It’s a complex issue and at the same highly debated. Councilors ultimately must decide if they want to adopt a resolution prohibiting coal transport through Eugene. At the council’s … Continue reading »