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Trump wrongly says nation is short of coal, fact checker says

Asked Tuesday about the price of gasoline and how regulation may affect the price of electricity, Donald Trump stood up for American’s fossil fuel industry – coal in particular.


Spokane City Council mulling vote on fines for oil, coal trains through downtown

The Spokane City Council will consider asking voters whether they want to fine companies that ship oil and coal by rail through downtown.


Coal program on agenda for Seattle meeting

The Bureau of Land Management is soliciting public input for its review of the federal coal program.


Longview coal-terminal plan draws hundreds to all-day hearing in Spokane

A proposed coal-export terminal in Southwest Washington could eventually bring 16 more trains through Spokane each day.


Montana’s Colstrip power plant needs new operator by May 2018

Owners of a coal-fired power plant in Montana say the company that keeps it running wants out within two years.


Hearing on coal-export terminal takes place Thursday in Spokane

Residents can weigh in on a coal-export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in Southwest Washington during a Thursday hearing in Spokane.


Proposed Longview coal-export terminal hearings set

Residents can weigh in on a coal-export terminal proposed near Longview at upcoming public hearings.


Colstrip plant’s fate discussed by Montana governor, executives

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock convened a meeting at the state Capitol Wednesday with three Colstrip executives, as the debate over the coal-fired power plant plays out in his re-election campaign.


Feds deny permit for Cherry Point coal-export terminal

SEATTLE (AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday denied a permit to a $700 million project to build the nation’s largest coal-export terminal in northwest Washington state.


Review of Washington coal-export terminal to be released

State and local regulators on Friday are releasing a sweeping review of a coal export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington.


Peabody, largest US coal miner, seeks bankruptcy protection

Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest coal miner, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday as a crosscurrent of environmental, technological and economic changes wreak havoc across the industry.


Montana governor looking for new Colstrip owners

Montana’s governor is looking for a new ownership structure for one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West to stave off its partial closure.


Peabody Energy warns it may file for bankruptcy protection

The largest American coal miner, Peabody Energy, is delaying an interest payment due this week and warned that it may have to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.


Oregon governor signs landmark anti-coal bill into law

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed one of the nation’s most aggressive pieces of pro-climate legislation into law.


Washington Legislature: What’s alive, dead?

Nearing the halfway point of the 60-day Washington legislative session, here are some other bills that still can pass, and others that appear to be dead.


Lawmakers seek $1 billion for struggling coal states

Lawmakers from Appalachian states hit hard by a downturn in the coal industry are proposing to set aside $1 billion from a federal fund to use for economic development.


Closure of three coal-fired power plants will shrink region’s carbon footprint

Three coal-fired plants in Washington, Oregon and Nevada are scheduled to close, which will shrink the Northwest’s carbon footprint by 2035.


Dawson Dunning: Proposed mine bad for Montana, bad for Washington

Otter Creek mine will ruin aquifer, bust shippers.


Montana’s top coal producer expects to cut Asian exports

BILLINGS – Montana’s largest coal producer expects to reduce shipments to Asia next year through a West Coast port, as exports of the fuel from the United States continue to …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 6:45 p.m.

Future of Avista’s coal power to be discussed in Spokane Wednesday

About 9 percent of Avista Utilities’ electricity comes from a coal-burning plant in Montana. Colstrip’s future will be discussed at a Wednesday meeting in Spokane.


Wyoming legislators push for NW coal exports

Wyoming is prepared to up the stakes in its high-dollar push to override local opposition in the Northwest and get access to ocean ports to allow coal exports to Asia. …


Montana coal-fired power plant closing

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The J.E. Corette coal-fired power plant in Billings will shut down in August, its owner said Tuesday, making it the latest casualty in a wave of …


Oregon rejects Australian coal terminal for Columbia River

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon state regulators have rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting millions of tons of …


Coal quandary: Avista uses cheap power, but Inslee wary

COLSTRIP, Mont. – On Montana’s eastern plains, there’s a town that was built to burn coal and produce electricity for the Northwest’s largest cities. Smokestacks loom over Colstrip, a company …


State to consider environmental review of coal terminal projects

SEATTLE – State and local regulators said Wednesday they’ll consider a sweeping environmental review of the effects of a proposed terminal along the Columbia River in Washington that would export …


Coal-export dock to get sweeping review

State and local regulators said Wednesday 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 …


Longview coal port skeptics want thorough study

Inland Northwest residents turned out in force in Spokane on Wednesday evening to persuade officials that a proposed West Side shipping terminal’s potential environmental impacts reach far beyond its site …


Getting There: Spokane will host forum on coal port

The coal terminal debate returns to Spokane on Sept. 25, when three government agencies will host a scoping meeting for an environmental impact statement on a proposed coal port at …


State: Greater scrutiny of coal trains required

The effects of more coal trains rolling through communities like Spokane, as well as possible increases to global warming from that coal being burned in Asia, must be studied before …


Avista absorbs hit as generator fails

A generator failure at a Montana coal plant will force Avista Corp. to buy about $12 million worth of replacement electricity this year. The Spokane-based utility owns a 15 percent …