Coal Train Slowing at Port?


Eugene Weekly by Camilla Mortensen March 14, 2013  The recent announcement that two foreign investors have pulled out of the International Port of Coos Bay’s coal export proposal doesn’t mean the coal train plans have been entirely derailed. The announcement leads to even more questions, says Bob Ferris, executive director of Cascadia Wildlands, one of … Continue reading Coal Train Slowing at Port?

10 Coal Questions for Port of Coos Bay


Ten Questions for Port of Coos Bay CEO David Koch— Since I was unable to attend the City of Eugene’s working session, here are my top ten questions:   1- If your consultants used standard industry numbers how come your job numbers per million tons of coal exported are twice Cherry Point’s numbers which also … Continue reading 10 Coal Questions for Port of Coos Bay

Please Take a Cold Hard Look at Coal Trains


"It's déjà vu all over again" –Yogi Berra Yogi Berra made the above quote when he watched Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris repeatedly hit back-to-back home runs in the early 1960s.  I feel the same way—absent the elation—as I watch this coal debate unfold here in Eugene just as it did in Bellingham two years … Continue reading Please Take a Cold Hard Look at Coal Trains