The High Cost of Delaying Needed Reforms: The Wedge Pack and Coal


By Bob Ferris Thirty years ago or so FRAM oil filters used to run TV commercials featuring a mechanic named Jerry and a tag line: You can pay me now or you can pay me later.  The take away message being that it cost a lot less to take proactive or preventative measures than to … Continue reading The High Cost of Delaying Needed Reforms: The Wedge Pack and Coal

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

Coos Bay Coal Terminal–Look at the Jobs and Money Closely


There are things in life that make no sense when exposed to the light of day.  Many of these are offered by charlatans selling items like cattle magnets to improve gas mileage and some of them are foisted on the American public by the very “military-industrial complex” Dwight Eisenhower once warned us about.    Perfect … Continue reading Coos Bay Coal Terminal–Look at the Jobs and Money Closely